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Unformatted text preview: During this time, it became obvious that Malcolm was under surveillance by government agents. Haley himself was questioned by a Justice Department official about how Malcolm was being financed. There were rumors at the time that Malcolm was acting as the agent of a foreign government, perhaps Cuba or Communist China, and these rumors may have been the reason for the Justice Department's interest in him. Haley does make it clear, though, that Malcolm provided his own finances — mostly from advance royalties on the book and by loans from his sister Ella. In fact, Malcolm's financial situation was responsible, in part, for his inability to give the OAAU any clear sense of direction during the last few months of his life. When he had been a Nation of Islam minister, that organization had provided him with living expenses; now, however, he was on his own...
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  • Fall '09
  • Bost
  • Malcolm, Justice Department, government agents.   Haley, Justice Department official, financial pressures mounted., frequent public appearances

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