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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

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Chapter 18 Summary: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

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Malcolm embarks on a journey to several Middle Eastern and African nations, where he encounters leaders, diplomats, and journalists from numerous countries. He meets with Saudi Arabia's Prince Faisal and Ghana's President, Dr. Nkrumah. Throughout his travels, Malcolm is greeted with admiration and esteem.

Upon returning to New York, Malcolm conducts an unplanned press conference to share his evolved ideology. Despite somewhat unfavorable media coverage, he starts to attract support from both white individuals and African Americans for the first time in his life. Malcolm is dedicated to devising political and social approaches that will unite all African Americans in the battle against racism.

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