Thank you to Renée Graham of the Boston Globe for this thoughtful tribute to the late, great Harry Belafonte. We loved this sentiment and are honored for our organization to be counted among the humanitarian causes he supported:
Graham writes, "Often, you can measure the impact and reach of a person’s life by the variety of those who mourn their passing.
Of course, there were tributes to Belafonte’s long career as a singer and actor, which began in the 1950s when he introduced middle America to calypso music and costarred with Dorothy Dandridge in the all-Black musical 'Carmen Jones.'
But Belafonte was also remembered by the Rosenberg Fund for Children, founded by the descendents of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were wrongly executed for espionage in 1953. Belafonte was an advisory board member. The LGBTQ community praised Belafonte for his years of robust advocacy. The NAACP hailed Belafonte’s support of 'the anti-Apartheid Movement, climate change, equal rights for women, juvenile justice, and the decolonization of Africa.'"
We continue to mourn his passing and lift up his lifetime of commitment to serving just causes; he made the world better by his presence.
Read the full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/04/28/opinion/renee-graham-newsletter-…
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