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Malcolm X at a civil rights demonstration, Brooklyn, New York City. 1963- β€œHe was a fiery orator. No one could give tongue to the grievous wrongs suffered by African Americans in white America more trenchantly than Malcolm. To get his message out to the assembled press, he showed up at civil rights demonstrations as the photographer for The Messenger. We sometimes discussed cameras and f- stops. I was surprised when he asked me how I thought the Black Muslim faith compared to Islam. Emphasizing my limited knowledge, I very hesitantly favored Islam β€” it welcomed all races and was older and wiser. Some time later he converted to Islam, which was a great revelation for him but, tragically, led to his assassination.”