‘I’m an activist who became an artist’: Remembering Harry Belafonte, 1927-2023

His sense of humor surprised me. You don’t expect living legends and civil rights icons to be funny. But yes, Harry Belafonte had jokes. Memories of my 2016 conversation with the activist, actor and singer came flooding back Tuesday morning as my phone screen filled with news alerts reporting Harry Belafonte’s death at age 96. […]