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Unformatted text preview: Malcolm was paroled to the custody of his brother Wilfred, who lived in Detroit. His first purchases after leaving prison were a pair of glasses, a suitcase, and a wristwatch. He suggests that these items symbolize his new life. His reading in prison had damaged his eyes, but the price was worth his new character. His future life would consist of almost-perpetual travel from one place to another, with a great consciousness of time and his schedule. Malcolm lived with Wilfred and his family in Detroit and worked in a furniture store which his brother managed. He was impressed with Muslim family life and with the attitudes of brotherhood among members of the faith, but from the beginning he was dissatisfied with the inactivity of the Muslims, especially their laxity in recruiting new members. He had always been an activist, and he felt that a especially their laxity in recruiting new members....
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- Fall '09