MLK and Malcolm X. WOOO Venn Diagram. Upbringing. Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm X. Son of a Preacher – follower of Marcus Garvey 1 of 8 children Father dies at young age, Mom takes over. Neglect? Pan-Africanism. Son of a Minister 2 nd of 3 children
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Son of a Preacher – follower of Marcus Garvey
1 of 8 children
Father dies at young age, Mom takes over. Neglect?
Successful in school
Drops out at 15, lives with his sister in Boston
Street life catches up to him, sentenced to 8-10 years
Found Islam while in prison
Celebrated his black history while rejecting white society and its values
Life of abstinence
Thought that the white race was brainwashing African Americans to be patient and docile.
Also a gifted public speaker, was a proponent of self-determination and self defense for African Americans
Preached anti-white rhetoric, separation of races
Broke from Islam 1963
Formed the OAAU
Assassinated on February 21, 1965 39 years old