The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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The Nation of Islam began to receive a lot of media attention, and Malcolm frequently spoke on behalf of the Nation. He always credited Elijah Muhammad, who had expressed complete trust in Malcolm and gave him free rein to represent the Nation how he saw best. Malcolm became well known, often cited by whites as the "angry black man." He began making appearances on radio and speaking at universities. He wrote various newspaper columns and started his own paper, "Muhammad Speaks."

Despite the attention, Malcolm felt that the media only focused on the Nation's attitude toward whites and the separatist activities, which were in direct opposition to the prominent integration messages being used by other black leaders. One television program on the Nation, titled "The Hate that Hate Produced" focused on the militant views of the Nation. Malcolm found this to be entirely hypocritical, saying that it...

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