Harry Belafonte Turns 91: Actor, Singer & Activist

Singer and activist, Harry Belafonte has achieved some of the highest honors possible over more than a half century in the public eye. He was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 1989, the National Medal of Arts in 1994 and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Additionally, in 2014 he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards. And it all started when he noticed the treatment of Black and brown people in his mom’s native country.