Explore the language, message, and rhetoric of two dynamic leaders of the Civil Rights Movement--Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In this argument assignment, students analyze excerpts from speeches made by each leader on the topics of integration and calling others to action. Students must then decide which speaker was most effective in delivering his message using evidence from the texts. This assignment fits easily into a unit on evaluating speeches, the Civil Rights Movement, or analyzing perspectives.
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