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It was difficult for him to understand Haley, an increasingly celebrated journalist for such mainstream white publications as Playboy, Reader’s Digest, and the Saturday Evening Post. To Malcolm X, Haley’s ambition and personal success were an outright betrayal of his race. It was a conviction he found harder and harder to conceal. “Sitting right there and staring at me,” Haley later recalled of these recurring confrontations that threatened to end the project, “was the fiery Malcolm X who could be as acid toward Negroes who angered him as he was against whites in general.

The stories that she and her sisters were always telling represented, she insisted, the history of their people and the collective memory of their family and their race—Alex’s family and Alex’s race. If that memory was not to be lost once and for all, then he would have to remember all that he had been told and tell it to his children and his children’s children, just as she had done. It was the first time Haley had felt within him a sense of his place in his family and in the world, and the feeling that the two might somehow be related.

Malcolm X article’s appeal that he soon approached Haley and his agent Paul Reynolds about the possibility of expanding the conversations with Malcolm X into a book-length autobiography. This was in early 1963, and Haley had just begun his research for another major project, the story of his own family’s rise from slavery. He was already beginning to resent the time and energy that the articles and interviews were taking from the story of his family, and he realized that a book with Malcolm X would completely bring his plans for his own book to a halt.

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