The two met at the Hotel Teresa during one of Castro's visits to New York in 1959. Here's how Malcolm X responded to the late Cuban leader. By all accounts, they hit it off. According to the guardian Castro hosted a gathering for some of the hotel's black employees calling them "the poor and humble people of Harlem". Similarly, Malcolm X also praised the leader in his autobiography and was also quoted as saying Castro was "the only white person he ever liked". [BLANK_AUDIO]

Essence.com
Nov, 30, 2016