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Unformatted text preview: In 1953, Malcolm quit his job with Ford Motor Company to devote all his time to studying with Elijah Muhammad in preparation for becoming a Black Muslim minister. Chapter Thirteen follows the growth of the organization from this time, and Malcolm's increasing importance in it, until the Muslims first began to attract widespread attention in 1959. When Malcolm's study with Elijah Muhammad was complete, Malcolm was sent to Boston, where within three months he opened a temple. During the short time he was minister of this mosque, Ella would often come to hear him speak, but she was never among those who stood at the end of the service to join the Nation of Islam. Ella was interested, but cautious, and as was later proved, she was far too independent to be satisfied in so restrictive a group as the Black Muslims....
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