I am writing about the differences between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. They were both civil rights activists and the wanted to do some of the same things.

So you might think that they were doing the same things but that was not the case at all. I am going to write about some of the same things that they did, but I am also going to write about all of the things that they did differ-ently and/or didn’t agree on.

Malcolm X was a very prominent political activist in the 60’s in America. Malcolm X played a big role in the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was the son of a Baptist preacher.

Growing up Malcolm X’s father was threatened by the Ku Klux Klan. Later Malcolm X’s father was killed by the KKK, but it was ruled a suicide even though there was clear proof that it was a murder.

Quickly after that Malcolm X, was taken and placed in a foster home. Malcolm X’s mother had a nervous breakdown that she never recovered. Malcolm X dropped out of school in eighth grade and started a life of crime.