Harry Belafonte Reflects On Life As A Singer, Actor, And Activist

In this interview, Harry Belafonte reflects on his life as an activist, singer, and actor, and describes that to him, they are not separate career paths. 

Belafonte explains that "What attracted me to the arts was that I saw theater as a social force, a political force."

He goes on to explain his relationships with some of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, his friendship and connection with MLK. He even speaks about King's legacy beyond just the United States. 

When asked about his connection to leaders around the world who have not consistently been seen as American allies, he defends his choice by saying that it is important to be open to people from all over the world who have different view points than ours. 

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