Harold George Belafonte Jr.’s legacy was simple. As New York Journal famous, “Harry Belafonte was larger than Elvis.” The performer did not let his notoriety go to waste, utilizing his fame and earnings to bankroll the civil rights motion led by this good friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“By the point I got here up on the concept of being an artist, I introduced with me this mission of activism,” Belafonte informed PBS Information Hour in 2011. “And what attracted me to the humanities was the truth that I noticed theater as a social drive, as a political drive. I form of felt that artwork was a strong software and that is what I needs to be doing with mine.” That just about sums up the legendary profession of Belafonte. Whereas he was an simple success, he was additionally somebody who needed to make use of his expertise and affect to make the world a greater place.
One other method that Belafonte achieved that objective was to steer by instance. “One of many foremost issues that we endure from, for youngsters, is the dearth of fashions, of tangible position fashions,” he informed New York Journal. Fortuitously, lately, youngsters can proceed to look as much as Belafonte and admire the legacy that he left behind. Our condolences exit to Belafonte’s household, associates, and followers.