MLK probably gets more credit for changes or providing the impetus for change in the American Civil Rights landscape. However upon further reflection MX admonished us to demand our collective Human Rights. MLK's passivity almost bordered on the criminal. You don't allow anyone to put his or her hands on you. That is not even common sense. They both had their good and bad points. Conversely, black people were not collectively able to do battle with white people as MX's philosophy implies. Open conflict in the 50's & 60's was not really a viable option either.