Interview with Amiri Baraka
QUESTION 3
JUDY RICHARDSON:

If you could describe that meeting at the Waldorf with Malcolm in '65.

AMIRI BARAKA:

Yeah, it was set up by, ah, Mohammed Babu.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm sorry, again, they won't hear my, my questions.

AMIRI BARAKA:

Oh, the meeting in, in 1965 with Malcolm was set up by Mohammed Babu, who was the leader of the Zanzibari Revolution, and, ah, the three of us met in the Waldorf and, and talked. Ah, Babu was staying at the Waldorf and so, you know Malcolm and I met there and really it was to have a discussion about, you know, the state of, you know, African American politics and African politics, you know. Malcolm had been to Africa. He had come back not long from his tour of Africa and then, I think he went to France, I think, ah, to Europe and they wouldn't let him stay in France. But, he had just come back and, ah, we were comparing notes about the movement, state of the movement, and what was going to happen.