Harry Belafonte: Civil Rights and Black Leadership | October 20th at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Belafonte500x450Join CMOA in welcoming legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte on Friday, October 20. Belafonte was the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell over a million copies of a single album with Calypso (1956) featuring his hit “Day-O.” Belafonte met a young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on King’s historic visit to New York in the early 1950s. Belafonte and King developed a deep and abiding friendship, and Belafonte played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington.

Janis Burley Wilson, CEO and president of the August Wilson Center, will introduce Mr. Belafonte and moderate a Q&A after his talk.

Buy tickets: https://cmoa.org/event/a-conversation-with-harry-belafonte/

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