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Harry Belafonte: Race, Arts, and America

Harry Belafonte exposed America to world music and has spent his life challenging and overturning racial barriers. He played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington, led in the development of the Grammy-winning song “We are the World,” and was active in efforts to end apartheid in South Africa and obtain the release Nelson Mandela. He recently founded the Sankofa Justice & Equity Fund, a non-profit social justice organization that utilizes the power of culture and celebrity in partnership with activism.

Belafonte will discuss his lifetime of art and service, and explore the unique power of the arts to address the political issues that trouble us today.

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Event information
Mon Mar 16, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm GMT+0000
Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY, United States