The Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther-King & Malcolm X

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Martin Luther-King

  • Became the leading figure in the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968
  • Believed in non-violent peaceful protests (methods similar to Gandhi)
  • He appealed to students and won growing support from them
  • SNCC- Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee. 1960
  • King, along with leaders from the main civil rights groups (SNCC, CORE, NAACP)* met with Attorney-General, Robert Kennedy (brother of John Kennedy) and devised the Voter Education Project (1965) after King had


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