Chapter Fourteen deals mainly with the increasing publicity given the Muslims during the years 1959 through 1961. The major sources of this publicity were a television program entitled "The Hate That Hate Produced," Dr. C. Eric Lincoln's book The Black Muslims in America, which gave the Nation of Islam its popular name, and the newspaper which Malcolm founded, Muhammad Speaks. Public reaction to the Muslims during this time was highly unfavorable; the image of the organization, and especially of Malcolm himself, was one of irrational hatred of white people and of threat and violence. Malcolm's frequent television appearances, generally expressing a strong anti-integration position, served to focus the hatred and fear of white America upon him as a spokesman for black separatism. The television documentary had been arranged by Malcolm through a friendly journalist; in its
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