By every measure Malcolm X was the most distinguished of Negro leaders. Here in the United States, having settled in the little city of Brooklyn, he continued his work of fraternal guidance and social reform. Here, too, his fame and distinction were justified by deeds rather than by words. His example was model; his experiences, productive; his statements, exemplary; his arguments stimulating; his teaching beneficial. He was an example to all others. He believed that with the freedom which he had come by himself, an individual is content to serve, free and unencumbered, serving others and himself. His stand on the proper use of the Scriptures for his own purposes was convincing and his methods observed. He was in perfect health and regained his capacity for speech. As Vice President to the African American Federation of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1910, he represented his organization in European-wide meetings on the rights of African Americans. His report of the Union of Soviet Cities is one of the finest attempts ever made to make an index of the social situation of the United States Negroes. He was no huckster, but a man who wanted nothing better than to change the world, and his desire to do so was totally selfless.