- In December 1954, Malcolm became the minister at of the NOI's Boston mosque in Temple NO.11 and the following year he became the mister at temple NO. 12 in Philadelphia.
- Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm X was invited to participate in numerous debates, including forums on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington. He was also invited to universities, such as, Harvard Law School, Howard University, Columbia University.
- In 1963, the New York Times reported that Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States.
- On June 29 1963, Malcolm X lead the Unity Rally in Harlem.