Tune In This Week
Sunday, March 10, 2019 and Sunday, March 17, 2019
“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
WNYE 91.5 FM
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Interview with Rosemari Mealy
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Listen at WMEC Radio, https://wmec.mec.cuny.edu
About the Program
Dr. Brenda Greene interviews journalist and cultural and political activist Rosemari Mealy. They discuss the recently reprinted book Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting (Black Classic Press). Mealy provides the inspiration for writing the book and a context for the events leading up to the meeting of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in 1960. Castro had come to the United States for the 15th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Mealy and other contributors reflect on the roles of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X at this historic summit. She also provides the details of the Malcolm X Summit that was held in Cuba in 1993.
About the Author
Rosemari Mealy is adjunct assistant professor at the City College of New York, (CUNY) Center for Worker Education. Professor Mealy has been honored for her community involvement on numerous occasions and was the recipient of the prestigious Claudia Jones Fellow in the African New World Studies Program at Florida International University (Miami).
Mealy has lived and worked in Cuba and is an activist in the International Human Rights and Political Prisoner Movement.