Interview with Mike Wallace
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

During that time there was a lot of attention paid to the Civil Rights Movement in the South, a lot of attention paid to Martin Luther King. Was there kind of a media position with respect to Malcolm and the Nation of Islam, because it doesn't seem like they got quite as much--

MIKE WALLACE:

The White--





MIKE WALLACE:

White journalism at that time didn't know, who Malcolm was, who Elijah Muhammad was, had no can of the Black Muslims. So there was no attention being paid at that time. It took some time, following that, for major publications, White publications if you will: _The New York Times_, _The US News_, _Detroit Free Press_. To come forth and begin to pay attention, to put reporters on it and find out that the Black Muslims were indeed a substantial group and a group that had to be dealt with it.