Brent Jelinski -- Malcolm X: Ballot or Bullet?
North Lakeland middle school teacher Brent Jelinski will develop a lesson plan project that explores Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, two very significant people in the modern civil rights movement. These two leaders were often polar opposites when it came to their ideas on how to gain equal rights. Looking at these two figures and reading their two speeches will help the students start to gain an understanding of this historical event. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech "Give Us the Ballot" is very different compared to Malcolm X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech. The stark contrast that they present is a very compelling look at the different thoughts during the civil rights movement.
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