An excerpt from When the Word is Given: A Report on Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and the Black Muslim World by Louis Lomax, 1963.

Louis Lomax was an African American journalist who worked in newspapers and television. Lomax was the lead interviewer for the five-part television documentary on the Nation of Islam called The Hate that Hate Produced in 1959. Lomax interviewed Nation of Islam leaders including Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X. When the Word is Given is his 1963 book further exploring the Nation of Islam and Black Muslim movement.