After the pilgrimage was complete, Malcolm wrote letters to his friends and to those who had assisted him on the pilgrimage. Finally, he wrote an open letter to be distributed to the press by his assistants. This letter is reproduced in the book, and Malcolm notes that although it was a direct response to the revelations of the pilgrimage, it had been forming in his mind much earlier. The letter stresses his new attitude toward whites and suggests the possibility of a reconciliation between the white and black races in America — if the country can undergo a spiritual regeneration. He states his belief that America is on a self-destructive path and must turn aside to avert the sort of disaster visited upon Germany under Hitler. But he has hope that some solution is possible. The letter is
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