American Masters

How Harry Belafonte embraced Black culture in music

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On September 21, 1998, Harry Belafonte spoke about the intersection of music and race and the influence that Paul Robeson had on his career and the Black community as a whole. Interview conducted for "American Masters—Paul Robeson: Here I Stand" (1999), directed by St. Clair Bourne.

Aired: 07/12/22

Rating: NR

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