Assess the view that MLK was the most significant leader from 1865-1992?

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Significance of MLK:


  • non- violent attitude 
  • He was a fantastic orator, inspiring generations with his method of speaking.
  • He appealled and gained much support from the govt
  • Effectively used media, such as TV, to his advantage.
  • Brought about de jure change


  • King alienated the poorer blacks in the US, which Malcolm X did not do.
  • Debatable as to how much de facto change King achieved.
  • Non violent methods were often ineffective against violent police.

Significance of Malcolm X


  • Similarly to King, Malcolm X was a fantastic orator and debator and was ale to spread his message across media.
  • He received widespread support from…


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