Harlem Commemorates Historic Fidel Castro-Malcom X Meeting

The meeting 50 years ago between the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and U.S. civil rights fighter Malcolm X, was commemorated Sunday in Harlem´s Hotel Theresa, NY.

The celebration included , exhibitions of photos and newspapers from that time, and confereces by speakers such as Rosermari Mealy, author of the book Fidel and Malcom X: Memories of a Meeting, published in 1993.

A very special moment will feature young graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba, who will pay tribute to the late Rev. Lucius Walker, an icon of the solidarity with Cuba movement.

In September 1960, the leader of the Cuban revolution traveled to New Cork to address the 15th UN General Assembly, but faced the hostility of the Dwight Eisenhower administration (1953-1961).

Due to problems with ensuring the Cuban delegation's safety, Fidel moved to the black neighborhood of Harlem and stayed at the Hotel Theresa, where the two leaders met on September 19.

Checkout Fidel speaking in Harlem 1995