The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

On the return trip from the pilgrimage, Malcolm visited a number of African countries. On these trips, he discovered that his fame was known throughout the world, not just in America, which surprised him. He also started to see the issues he felt so strongly about as being more than simply a religious issue. He saw the continued need for black unity.

On this trip, he also learned that his name was being linked to some violence in America. To clear his name and clarify his purpose, he called a press conference. The press was eager to meet the new Malcolm, El-Haij Malik El-Shabazz. Malcolm called for the need for unified blacks throughout the world. He also used the term Afro-Americans for the first time. He announced his plans to form a new organization to further this idea, the Organization of African Unity (OAAU). He saw this...

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