Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. — end of an era | New York Amsterdam News

January 15, 2015 9:39 PM

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I was recently observing all the publicity about the motion picture “Selma,” which depicts Martin Luther King Jr. and his allies, who struggled non-violently for voting rights in Alabama. I also recently saw an interview with the director of the film, Ava DuVernay, by Charlie Rose and Gwen Ifill on PBS. I was inspired to write the following article regarding the violent and non-violent protest era of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

I was in Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Ala., one year ago for the 18th anniversary of the Million Man March. Conspicuously absent from the Selma protest march on March 27, 1965, was the actor and activist, Paul Robeson, and the nation of Islam leader, Messenger Elijah the Muhammad. That same year...

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