The change in attitudes towards the racial question in the USA
Malcolm X's views and ideas became the foundation of more radical civil rights groups such as the Black Panthers, one of the movement's most violent groups. Malcolm X didn't think peaceful methods did enough to help black people.
Malcolm X called on people to use violence to demand more rights. He appealed to young people and those who lived in towns and cities.
Black Power – the use of violence to demand equal rights.
1950s – The ‘Nation of Islam’ movement grows bigger: encourages hatred towards white people and calls for a racial war. Wants a separate country for black people. Advocates violent action.
During the 1960s riots happened in a number of cities in the USA.
Campaigners for racial equality (PDF file 309 kb)
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