Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte grew up in poverty, in Harlem and Jamaica.He fought in the Navy during World War II, then enrolled in drama school.During his meteoric rise to becoming one of the world’s most popular singers, Belafonte broke down many racial barriers, part of a lifelong passionate engagement with the civil rights movement, and many other social causes.He has won both a Tony award and an Emmy, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton.
Michael Shnayerson is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.



Perhaps, in the end, where your anger comes from is less important than what you do with it

My Song

Harry Belafonte