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Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Explain why Malcolm X believed black Americans needed a nation of their own?separate from the United States?to improve themselves.
Articulate the reasons why Malcolm X thought integration was a false hope for blacks in America.
Explain why Malcolm X disagreed with both the goal and the method of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s nonviolent protest strategy.
Explain Martin Luther King, Jr.’s concept of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience.
Give reasons for the hope Martin Luther King, Jr. had that America could be peacefully integrated.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each activist’s argument, and judge which approach better secures civil rights for black Americans.

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