Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Jet, February 18, 1960
Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Jet, July 6, 1972
"Belafonte Bounces Back Big and Black"

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

The World, the Flesh and the Devil, movie poster (1958)

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Exposed, June 1957. “Joan Fontaine and her Negro screen lover court racial explosion!”

Source: WhosDatedWho

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Calypso, 1950s

Source: Oz Hitztory

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte, My Lord What a Mornin LP cover (1960). Illustration: Herschel Levit

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Picture Show, March 1955, with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte

Source: Picture Show

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Time, March 2, 1959. Illustration: Henry Koerner

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte, Ballads, Blues and Boasters, LP cover (1964)

Be sure to catch the new Belafonte documentary Sing Your Song. It’s great. Also highly recommended is his new autobiography, My Song.

Black History Month #9: Harry Belafonte

Odds Against Tomorrow movie poster (1959)

Be sure to catch the new Belafonte documentary Sing Your Song. It’s great. Also highly recommended is his new autobiography, My Song.