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Unformatted text preview: Malcolm continued his process of self-education, reading widely in history. He concentrated especially upon books dealing with slavery and with the history of the black in North America. Here he found compelling evidence for the truth of Elijah Muhammad's teachings. All world history, of the East as well as the West, confirmed to him that the white man had acted as a devil. He had destroyed whatever he had found in Africa and Asia and had subdued the non-white peoples of the world in his own self-interest. The histories of non-Western civilizations confirmed Malcolm's newfound pride in his blackness. Malcolm then began what was to become his primary work for most of his remaining life — attempting to find new converts to the Nation of Islam. He found that black convicts are especially receptive to the Muslims' teaching that "the white man is the devil"; the lives of black criminals have...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09