Political Science | Political Thought and Act of MLK & Malcom X
Y661 | 3754 | Hanks

Topic:  The Political Thought and Action of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and Malcolm X

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were arguably the two major
icons of the
post World War  II civil rights movement.  This course will examine
their ideology and their advocacy based on their writings, speeches,
and scholarship
about them.  Special emphasis will be given to their respective
transformations (King lived most of his public life as a liberal
system reformer who later called for radical changes; Malcolm X lived
most of his life as a radical system detractor who later advocated
working within the system for change) as well as the impact of their
legacy on the contemporary struggle for African American equity.