Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were, for years, at opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to their approach to solving civil rights problems experienced by African-Americans. Malcolm, a disciple of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, preached that blacks should seek to attain their rights "by any means necessary," including violence, while King subscribed to the Mahatma Gandhi version of non-violent protesting. In their later years, they saw eye-to-eye more, mostly due to Malcolm's evolving views. But what effect did all of this have on the American civil rights movement?
Professor David Howard-Pitney joins the show to discuss all of this and more.
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