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1  starter activity The later 1950s saw the emergence of a new campaigner and a new campaigning method. Malcolm X. What criticism might people like Malcolm X or white Americans have levelled against MLK?

2 MLK’s failings Glory seeker – stole the lime light from key campaigners Glory seeker – stole the lime light from key campaigners Hypocrite – double standards in his life Hypocrite – double standards in his life Divisive – criticised by NAACP & CORE leaders Divisive – criticised by NAACP & CORE leaders Lost support of Presidents & federal govt through criticism of Vietnam Lost support of Presidents & federal govt through criticism of Vietnam Too moderate – ‘Uncle Tom’ Too moderate – ‘Uncle Tom’

3 Who was Malcolm X? To understand reasons for the emergence of black nationalism & assess the achievements of militant black campaigners  Aims

4  Your task Read Sanders p and note the reasons for the emergence of the black nationalism in America Read Sanders p and note the reasons for the emergence of the black nationalism in America

5 Emergence of Black Nationalism Marcus Garvey’s black nationalist movement and ‘back to Africa’ movement Marcus Garvey’s black nationalist movement and ‘back to Africa’ movement Nation of Islam, led by Elijah Muhammad, encouraged black separatism Nation of Islam, led by Elijah Muhammad, encouraged black separatism TV coverage – ‘The Hate that Hate produced’ TV coverage – ‘The Hate that Hate produced’ Charismatic leaders – Malcolm X Charismatic leaders – Malcolm X High profile recruits – Muhammad Ali High profile recruits – Muhammad Ali

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10  Your task Complete a scales chart listing the negative & positive achievements of the NOI. Sanders p Complete a scales chart listing the negative & positive achievements of the NOI. Sanders p.113-7

11  Your task Read the biographical details on Malcolm X on p. 116 in Sanders and Paterson, p and then take notes on his aims, methods & achievements (p.117-8) Read the biographical details on Malcolm X on p. 116 in Sanders and Paterson, p and then take notes on his aims, methods & achievements (p.117-8)

12 Plenary Plenary Imagine you have been asked to write an obituary for Malcolm X. Bullet point the key achievements of his life. In a different colour add the points critics might draw attention to. Imagine you have been asked to write an obituary for Malcolm X. Bullet point the key achievements of his life. In a different colour add the points critics might draw attention to.


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