The Autobiography of Malcolm X Chapter 11: Saved and Chapter 12: Savior

Malcolm X, Alex Haley

Chapter 11: Saved and Chapter 12: Savior

New People:
Lemuel Hassan: minister of Detroit’s Temple Number One

Sister Clara Muhammad: Elijah Muhammad’s wife

Mother Marie: Elijah Muhammad’s mother

In Norfolk Prison Colony, Malcolm devotes himself to studying the teachings of Muhammad. In addition, he reads the classics, and studies philosophy, science, and world history. Each day, he writes a letter to Muhammad, professing his devotion to the Nation of Islam. He writes letters to his former friends and acquaintances from his hustling days, telling them about his new-found religion. He writes letters, protesting “how the white man’s society was responsible for the black man’s condition in this...

(The entire section is 769 words.)