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Harry Belafonte: 'Faced with oppression, I had to act'

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Harry Belafonte: 'Faced with oppression, I had to act'

Singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, 85, tells Sarfraz Manzoor about his life and work in music, cinema and fighting for social equality - as chronicled in a new memoir. He also discusses his friendship with Martin Luther King, his relationship with President John F Kennedy, and the humiliation that led him to become more heavily involved in the fight against racial segregation

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  • www.cpsr.cs.uchicago.edu    Remarks by Harry Belafonte about Paul Robeson

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  • www.nathanielturner.com    Transcript of Harry belafonte-Larry King Interview

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  • www.popmatters.com    Academy to Honor Harry Belafonte for His Activism

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    New York Times   •   8 years ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/my-song-by-harry-belafonte-with-michael-shnayerson-book-review.html?pagewanted=all

  • articles.baltimoresun.com    Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore

    A red-faced state trooper hardly acknowledged Harry Belafonte before a 1967 performance at the University of Baltimore during heat of the civil rights movement. After the show, part of a tour with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an envelope from the trooper ...

    Colin Campbell   •   Baltimore Sun   •   6 years ago

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  • www.foxnews.com    Alicia Keys, Tyne Daly and Harry Belafonte memorialize Ruby Dee

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    FOX News   •   6 years ago

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  • www.dailynews.com    Singing his own song: Film, book celebrate Harry Belafonte's life

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    Rob Lowman   •   Los Angeles Daily News   •   8 years ago

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  • daytonatimes.com    ‘I am an activist who became an artist’

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    Daytona Times   •   5 years ago

    http://daytonatimes.com/2014/11/13/i-am-an-activist-who-became-an-artist/

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    Grist   •   5 years ago

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  • www.thedailybeast.com    Belafonte’s Activist Life

    A new documentary and memoir delve into Harry Belafonte’s accomplishments ... he could have stepped above the political fray and made courageous statements about laws regarding homeland security such as the Patriot Act that are still on our books.

    Daily Beast   •   8 years ago

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/16/harry-belafonte-on-president-obama-herman-cain-sidney-poitier.html

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    PBS   •   6 years ago

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  • www.poughkeepsiejournal.com    Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

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    Poughkeepsie Journal   •   6 years ago

    http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2014/09/20/ruby-dee-nyc-memorial/15990863/

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