Unformatted text preview: difference that existed between them was the way they went about obtaining that freedom they sought. Although Malcolm X’s vision had evolved over time, his beginning means of acquiring the removal of blacks’ role as second class citizens was through “any means necessary. 1 ” Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision was through civil disobedience. From my interpretation of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: A Brief History with Documents, I found myself agreeing with Martin Luther King Jr.’s (MLK) vision, and dream for a society where people are judged on their character, not their color. Through MLK’s use of biblical language throughout his speeches, he made the quest for freedom a moral imperative. 1 Howard-Pitney, David, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2004), 21....
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