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The Autobiography of Malcolm X Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

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Chapter 12 Summary

Upon his release from prison in 1952, Malcolm moved to Detroit, Michigan, to be with his brother Wilfred and to become involved with a temple of practicing Muslims. It was after his release that he purchased his well-known glasses, in addition to a suitcase and a wristwatch.

He continued his communications with Elijah Muhammad. When he finally had the opportunity to meet Muhammad in person, Malcolm spoke of his discontent with the Nation's lack of recruiting methods for new members. At the time, the attitude was that people would come when they were ready. Malcolm, however, wanted to see a more active recruitment. Elijah Muhammad accepted his suggestions, and Malcolm began recruiting members. He would meet with Muhammad regularly to keep him informed of new developments.

It was also at this time that Malcolm dropped his last name of "Little" and began using "X." The reason was that...

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