Harry Belafonte was a prominent figure in the struggle for civil rights and human rights globally. He was an active participant in the fight for racial justice and supported organizations like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Belafonte worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he used his voice and resources to champion the cause of freedom. Through his captivating performances, both on stage and screen, he inspired a generation of young leaders to fight for change.
Harry Belafonte possessed the qualities of a genuine patriot who could envision a better future and had the bravery to strive towards it. He dedicated himself to the cause of making America uphold its noblest principles such as fairness, respect, and impartiality for everyone. I had the privilege of being his close friend for a long time and was grateful for his valuable guidance and insights. The loss of such a significant figure is an immense loss to the nation. My husband and I are expressing our heartfelt condolences and praying for his family and friends in this difficult time.