“Peace is necessary. For justice, it is necessary. For hope, it is necessary, for our future. Movements don’t die, because struggle doesn’t die.” — Harry Belafonte
We mourn the passing of Harry Belafonte, entertainment icon, human rights activist, and long-time Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s distinguished member of the Advisory Council. Mr. Belafonte passed away on April 25, 2023 in New York. He was 96 years old.
A trailblazing artist and a tenacious advocate for civil rights, Harry Belafonte’s contribution to both the world of entertainment and the fight for equality is immeasurable. With his enchanting voice and charisma, Belafonte not only brought Caribbean rhythms into the American mainstream but also used his platform to challenge and dismantle racial barriers. His friendships and collaborations with significant figures like Martin Luther King Jr. further underscored his commitment to social justice. As we mourn his loss, we celebrate a life that was not only lived in the spotlight but also dedicated to shining a light on the most pressing issues of his time. Harry Belafonte leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and resonate for generations to come.
To learn more about Mr. Belafonte, his work, and his accomplishments, please see this article in the New York Times about his passing.