World House Podcast: Episode 15 - Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference. 26 March 1964.
Author: Marion S. Trikosko Attribution: Library of Congress / Public domain
Decades after the assassination of Malcolm X
and Martin Luther King, Jr., the two men remain fixed images in the American consciousness: Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement leader and advocate of nonviolence
, and Malcolm X, the ardent supporter of black nationalism,
encouraging African Americans to challenge racial oppression “by any means necessary.” But to what extent were the two men really ideological opposites? Did they share any common goals?
Listen to this episode to find out more about the connections between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., and discover the complexities of the relationship between the two iconic leaders of the African American liberation struggle.
For more information, primary documents, and educational material go to: King Institute, King and Malcolm X
Clayborne Carson, Liberation Curriculum