From Robeson to Obama: The Intersection of Art & Advocacy in America
This rare conversation with an American icon, looks at the unique role art and culture has played in shaping the landscape of the United States, with the legendary career and achievements of Mr. Belafonte as the lens we examine it by. Over the past 60 years, Mr. Belafonte has blazed a trail for people of African decent not only in the entertainment industry but in the areas of social justice, politics, equality and freedom. Join us as we talk to a leader and artist who has seen it all. From the groundbreaking film “Carmen Jones” to involvement in social issues like the modern Civil Rights Movement, South African divestment, HIV/AIDS.
Moderated by award-winning journalist and cultural critic Elvis Mitchell