The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Malcolm's devotion to Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and dedication to teaching others about the religion continued. He quit his job to study full-time under Elijah Muhammad and to serve the Nation. He was sent to Boston to open a temple, which he did successfully in only a few months. While there, he reunited with his old friend, Shorty. They had a cordial visit, although Shorty was not interested in the religion.

One of the methods he used to "fire up" other blacks was to speak in detail about the horrors of slavery to show how the white man was the devil. Once Malcolm had his temple going successfully, he was moved to Philadelphia, where he was again successful in recruiting new members and spreading the word. Then, impressed with Malcolm's record and dedication, Elijah Muhammad sent him to open yet another temple in an...

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