How Malcom X urged Americans to convert to Islam

The letter which was written by Malcolm after he paid a visit to Mecca in 1964, was found in a storage locker.

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A handwritten letter penned by black civil right activist Malcolm X urging White Americans to embrace Islam, has gone on sale for a whopping $1.25 million, reports suggest.

The letter which was written by Malcolm after he paid a visit to Mecca in 1964, was found in a storage locker and the same was being sold by 'Moments in Time’, who deal with historic letters, dailymail.co.uk reported.

The letter was written with a hope to inspire Americans to shun racism.

Here are a few excerpts from his letter:

'I have just completed my pilgrimage (Hajj) here to the Holy City of Mecca . . . which is absolutely forbidden for non-Muslims to even rest their eyes upon.

'I very much doubt that 10 American citizens have ever visited Mecca, and I do believe that I might be the first American-born Negro to make the actual Hajj itself.'

'Muslims [are] here of all colors and from every part of this earth. If white Americans could accept the religion of Islam . . . they, too, could then sincerely accept the Oneness of Men, and cease to measure others always in terms of their 'difference in color.'

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