Castro Visits DC - 1959 | Today In History | 15 Apr 17
Fidel Castro in the US, 1960
Fidel Castro in 1959: “I will never be against any right”
Fidel Castro at the National Press Club, April 1959
Fidel Castro shares his political ideology, 1959: CBC Archives | CBC
Castro was a member of a revolutionary group and took a key role in the Cuban Revolution which overthrew the former government. Following this, he visited the US where he gave a talk to the Council of Foreign Affairs. President Eisenhower did not want to meet him, so Castro met with Vice-President Nixon instead, whom he disliked.