was scarcely superior to an English cottager. At night
man to stay under the heel ofthe white man here in America.
was Ella's consideration-notthe Muslims, for whom Ella
who challengedElijah Muhammad would be chastened by Allah.
a short time we were surrounded by a large group of the
Two other areas of experience which have been extremely
would havethrown even their bare bodies at the airplanes
Ten guards and the warden couldn't have torn me out
was anxious to examine a reported coal-mine which turned
to the door, and therewas Reginald, looking terrible. Ella
Standing up there, the faces looking upat me, things in
black imp, some dyed-in-the-wool Uncle Tom, would nod at
mist seemed to float above the water. This mist had a familiar
taught that Allah turned the mindsof any defectors into
that in five minutes his hair can turn snow white. Or he
that's a lot of books these days. If Iweren't out here
in finding any place to pitch our tents, for it was spring-tide,
him about new evidence I found to document theMuslim teachings.
some of that physical feeling of prison-taint steamedoff
accepted, and recognized, he lived inlight, and whoever
in which they are here mentioned, expressing their respective
family's feelingexpressed in their letters. Especially
like children-Negroes who never have met one white man
I had never dreamed of anything like that atmosphere
our tents. They were very civil, and offered us a house;
The wide heavens about her seemed to promise a greater
under pressure. Some way, I had to start telling the white
proof that the collective white man had acted like a devil
of Islam were dressed in dark suits, white shirts, and
which marks the natural boundary of the country that the
spent arguing about things that are not really important.