The Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

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Chapter 13 Summary: Minister Malcolm X

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Last Updated on March 22, 2023, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 88

Malcolm leaves his factory position to dedicate himself entirely to promoting the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. He journeys across the East Coast, founding multiple Muslim temples. He reconnects with old acquaintances in Boston, such as Shorty and West Indian Archie. In 1958, he weds Betty X.

Malcolm becomes the minister of Temple Seven in Harlem, New York City, leading to him and Betty relocating to Queens, New York. He is appalled and infuriated when two Muslim brothers suffer from police violence in Harlem. Malcolm skillfully manages this volatile situation.


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