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Harry Belafonte: ‘Faced With Oppression, I Had To Act’ (Video)

Harry Belafonte: 'Faced With Oppression, I Had To Act' (Video)

When Harry Belafonte speaks, we listen.

Something else to add to your long weekend viewing (see the 100-minute-long WGAW panel conversation I posted below this item)… In the video that follows, the 85-year-old actor/singer/activist talks to Sarfraz Manzoor of The Guardian about his life and work in film, music and fighting for social equality – as chronicled in a recent 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.

Enjoy his presence with us while you can, as he belongs to a generation of artists that’s been gradually leaving us for what comes after.

Worth watching and listening to:

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