Fidel Castro and Malcolm X meet at Harlem’s Hotel Theresa, Sept. 24, 1960.
“The Theresa is now best known as the place where Fidel Castro went during his UN visit, and achieved a psychological coup over the U.S. State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he ‘d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes.” - Malcolm X, 1964
“I always recall my meeting with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa, because he was the one who supported us and made it possible for us to stay there. We faced two alternatives. One was the United Nations gardens -when I mentioned this to the Secretary-General, he was horrified at the thought of a delegation in tents there. But when we received Malcolm X’s offer - he had spoken with one of our comrades - I said, ”That is the place, the Hotel Theresa.” And there we went. So I have a personal recollection very much linked to him.” - Fidel Castro, 1990