The Autobiography of Malcom X was a collaboration between Malcom X and Alex Haley recounting the life of the activist. The book recounts Malcom X's upbringing in Michigan, his involvement in organized crime, his prison sentence, his involvement and eventual disillusionment with the Nation of Islam and his conversion to Sunni Islam. The book explains Malcom X's spirituality and ideological views of black pride and pan-Africanism. The book has been both applauded as inspiring and criticized for its distortion of some of Malcom X's opinions and actions.
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