• In December 1953, just a bit more than a year after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm became the minister at the NOI’s Boston mosque, Temple No. 11. The following year he also became the minister at Temple No. 12 in Philadelphia and Temple No. 7 in New York.
  • In 1957, Malcolm found the NOI newspaper, Muhammad Speaks.
  • Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm was invited to participate in numerous debates, including forums on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington. He was invited to universities, such as, Harvard Law School, Howard University, Columbia University. Also, Television programs like “Open Mind,” “The Mike Wallace News Program”.
  • The New York Times reported that Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States in 1963.
  • On June 29, 1963 Malcolm lead one of the nations largest civil rights events known as the Unity Rally in Harlem.
  • Cassius Clay, the famous boxer decides to convert to the Muslim religion and join the Nation of Islam after Malcolm befriends and ministers to him. In February 1964, Clay announces he has changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
  • In March 1964, Malcolm forms the Muslim Mosque, Inc after his split with the NOI. He also organizes the Organizations of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) several months later.
  • Malcolm worked on his autobiography for two years with writer Alex Haley, which was published in November 1965.