During this time, he was minister of Temple Number Seven and was organizer of several other temples around the country. He became increasingly close to Elijah Muhammad, both as an adviser and a friend. Early in 1958, Malcolm was married to Betty X, a member of his congregation. During the next seven years, they had four daughters, Attilah, Qubilah, Ilyasah, and Amiliah. In 1959, the Black Muslims began to attract nationwide publicity. They were the subject of a television documentary, "The Hate That Hate Produced," which focused primarily on Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm, emphasizing the organization's separatist doctrines and official hatred of whites. This program, along with C. Eric Lincoln's book Black Muslims in America and a series of violent confrontations with the police, rapidly vaulted Malcolm into national prominence as a symbol of, and spokesman for, the "angry black man." Because he was a symbol of racial hatred, he had
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