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MLK and Malcolm X Were More Alike Than You Realize

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The narrative for the Civil Rights movement is that one leader preached non-violence and another encouraged upending the entire system. The reality is that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X inspired one another and had a lot in common. Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the relationship between the most recognized leaders of the Civil Rights era. His book is “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.”