Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary Questions and Answers
by Walter Dean Myers

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In Myers' work, why are Malcolm X and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad beginning to separate?

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Myers makes the case that Malcolm X grew disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.  Part of this arose from the perceived pettiness that Malcolm X saw within the Nation of Islam.  Myers depicts Malcolm X as a tireless worker within the Nation and in carrying out his ministerial work for the Nation of Islam.  Malcolm X's meteoric rise to one in which he became the perceived leader of the organization is one reason why so many grew envious of him....

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