Harry Belafonte NAACP Image Award Speech- Why Are We Mute?

Who is Harry Belafonte?  It is a loaded question not only was he one of the top Black entertainers of a generation but he used his celebrity for the greater good.  Belafonte was good friend with Martin Luther King Jr., so close he sat next to Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King’s funeral.

For many who watched the Feb 2013 NAACP Image he was just some old guy getting acknowledged but by time he was finished with his social justice tough love question and answer speech he most certainly garnered some new fans.  His big question posed to the room full of Black Celebrities so wealthy it would have be hard to fathom during the 60’s and to the television audience, “Why Are We Mute?”


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