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I think that the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement would have been different if it was led by Malcolm X rather than Martin Luther King. Even though their overall goals were the same, gaining civil rights for the black community, Malcolm X thought that the only way that they would be able to achieve civil rights is buy violence. Martin Luther King was more of a non-violent person and did not believe in using violence. In my person opinion, I think that there would have been a lot more deaths, and honestly, I really do not think that they would have accomplished anything if it would have been done with violence. I think that the only thing that violence brings is more violence. It really does not solve anything but make people hate each other even more. Martin Luther King staged many sit ins that did cause many blacks to be thrown in jail, beaten, deprived of their jobs, intimidated, and some even killed, but this did force the government to protect black Americans and to guarantee their rights.
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Unformatted text preview: Ways that would ensure the enforcement of these rights federal legislations were passed. Also public facilities such as public transportation and waiting rooms were desegregated and blacks were finally able their access to voting. By Martin Luther King taking the non-violent approach, more things, I think, were accomplished. Malcolm X once said in a speech, that for African Americans to be able to gain their rights, they should be taken “by any means necessary”. If things would have been done by any means necessary, many lives might have been lost and Malcolm X himself might have been killed before anything would have been accomplished. Buzzle (2010) 1960s Civil Rights Movement in America. Retrieved on May 14, 2011 from, http://www.buzzle.com/articles/1960s-civil-rights-movement-in-america.htm Malcolm X Official Website (2011) The Malcolm X Official Website. Retrieved on May 14, 2011 from, http://www.malcolmx.com/...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR HS230 taught by Professor Dunahm during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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