OK, Congressman, if you can tell me the first time you met Malcolm X. Describe that for me.
I first met Malcolm, on the eve of the march on Washington. It would have been, August 27th, ah, 1963, at the Statler Hilton Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. Ah, Malcolm had real respect and admiration, for the young people in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. I think he was wishing that the people in SNCC, ah, and me in particular, because he knew that I had to speak the next day, wishing me well.