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The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm X (1925-1965 ) was born in Omaha, Nebraska He grew up to become the leader of a movement to unite all the African American all over the world. His father Rev. Earl little was a preacher and an active member of the Universal negro Improvement Association. In 1964, due to some disagreements with the founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X formed a new organization called the Organization of Afro- American Unity (OAAU).
Subject : In Malcolm's speech he talks about the how the white man is above the black men, and how they need to move forward with themselves and overcome.
Occasion: in this speech he speaks as the leader of the (OAAU)
Audience: Malcolm addresses “Mr. Moderator, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies.”
Purpose: he makes this speech to let the black people know that the whites aren't the only people who can succeed and be successful.
Speaker: Malcolm X not different from Martin Luther king, he impacted the united states greatly he was an ambitious person, he wasn’t real big in peace like Dr. king but they both were reaching for the same goals and that was to stop segregation.
Tone: the tone to his speech sounded like he was eager, ambitious, and angry.
Whether we are Christians or Muslims or nationalists or agnostics or atheists, we must first learn to forget our differences. If we have differences, let us differ in the closet; when we come out in front, let us not have anything to argue about until we get finished arguing with the man. If the late President Kennedy could get together with Khrushchev and exchange some wheat, we certainly have more in common with each other than Kennedy and Khrushchev had with each other. He's trying to let the audience know that if the president who is white could learn to get along and exchange wheat with Khrushchev even though they had difficult times getting along but yet they managed to work it out and work together, so why cant we do the same, and that when can someday do the same.
“Don't let anybody tell you anything about the odds are against you. If they draft you, they send you to Korea and make you face 800 million Chinese. If you can be brave over there, you can be brave right here. These odds aren't as great as those odds. And if you fight here, you will at least know what you're fighting for.” If you can go to Korea and be brave and fight for what the white are making think is rite, then you are brave enough to fight for what YOU believe is rite here in the US.
“Although I'm still a Muslim, I'm not here tonight to discuss my religion. I'm not here to try and change your religion. I'm not here to argue or discuss anything that we differ about, because it's time for us to submerge our differences and realize that it is best for us to first see that we have the same problem, a common problem, a problem that will make you catch hell whether you're a Baptist, or a Methodist, or a Muslim, or a nationalist.” Malcolm X had a great background especially when he grew up with his father who was a Leader, with that fact he was very familiar with giving inspirational speeches and being a good leader he managed to make a big difference in the negro society.