Frederick Douglass And Malcolm X Comparison Essay

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History has been shaped by the actions of many great African Americans. In spite of living in different time periods, Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass can be evaluated because both men were instrumental for the growth and successfulness of the African American community. Their Views can be assessed. Religion, education, struggle for rights, writing abilities and work ethic are topics which can be compared in the lives of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X which can be compared in the lives of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. Religion is a strong and sensitive topic in America. The religious beliefs of both men can be compared. The religious beliefs of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X were key components in their lives. Frederick Douglass was …show more content…
He wanted all African Americans to be free from slavery and when the Civil War started he was right there in the midst of the war not as a soldier but as a recruiter to enlist more African Americans for the war, his evolvement during the war was key for the north winning the civil war. Also Malcolm X “was a black leader who, as a key spokesman for the Nation of Islam, epitomized the ‘Black Power’ philosophy.(“Malcolm Little)” His approach was unorthodox and got the attention of many African American, especially the ones that were growing restless with the peaceful movement that were growing restless with the peaceful movement that Dr. Martin Luther King jr was leading. Both men were and still are important figures not only to the African American community but to America in …show more content…
When Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery he has to find some work to support his family he went off and found a caulker job but because of racism he had to settle for a Wood cutter position, later in his life he worked as the spokesperson for the Antislavery Society and during the Civil War he acted as A key recruiter for the North to get more African Americans to join the North military. Also Malcolm x as a teenager worked many jobs to keep food on the table he worked at the Roseland Ballroom, shining shoes he also had a job as a kitchen help on the Yankee Clipper train. After prison Malcolm worked with the leader of the Nation of Islam,” Elijah Muhammad” he later became the minister of Temple NO.7 in Harlem and Temple No. 11 in Boston, while also founding new temples in Harford and Philadelphia. ("Frederick Douglass.".) Both man’s work ethic before they were famous and even after where just

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