Part 1: Harry Belafonte on non-violent resistance The singer and activist on civil rights in history and today. Part 2: Lyndon B. Johnson and Civil Rights CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks to historian Robert Caro about President Johnson. Part 3: Photos of President Lyndon B. Johnson A look at intimate yet forceful photos of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Episode #29: Monday, May 28, 2012
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'Sing Your Song' is film that looks at the singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte. He was born in New York and raised in Jamaica, but returned to Harlem in his early teens where he discovered the American Negro Theater and began his life as a performer. Many people know him for his music, but he has also been a champion for human rights. The movie looks at his life in the arts, but also chronicles what it was like to be black singer in a time of Jim Crow laws. The film delves into his involvement in the Civil Rights movement, to which he not only gave his money but also gave his voice. Today, Belafonte is 85 years and remains politically active. You can see more about his film here and read the first pages of his book by clicking here.
CNN’s Meredith Milstein produced the interview with Harry Belafonte for television.
CNN’s Ken Olshansky produced the interview with historian Robert Caro for television.