Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, Washington, D.C., 1963. @Kathleen Heiser via Barbara Alexander // Islands / French / African / American / White / Black / Actor - Entertainer
Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (b. 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. Mr. Belafonte lives with dyslexia.
Passing the Baton • Harry Belafonte and Jesse Williams
Harry Belafonte - Timelessly handsome, fiercely visionary - an inspiration through and through
Harry Belafonte by Carl Van Vechten on February 18, 1954. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
I think the crowning moment in my career as a performance poet was when I shared the stage with Mr.Harry Belafonte at eh 40th anniversary to the march on Washington. (10 years ago)
Harry Belafonte I had the privilege to meet this wonderful human being
Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.
Harry Belafonte, The King of Calypso. He's one of the most important figures in music and humanitarianism.
Harry Belafonte & Coretta Scott King at Dr. King’s funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968. This pic is so powerful and touching.