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Harry Belafonte Keynote Address — MLK Jr. Series

8:55PM ON 01/28/2013
BY Daily Dose

harry belafonte (1.29) The public is invited to hear Harry Belafonte discuss life as an “Artist as Activist” in his keynote lecture for RISD’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. series.

We are excited to announce that Mr. Harry Belafonte will be delivering the keynote address for this year’s MLK celebration series. He will be speaking on the role of “artist as activist” while reflecting upon his life and long history as both an incredibly successful singer and actor and highly influential political, humanitarian, and civil rights activist. Among other things, the 85 year old Belafonte personally funded many of the activities of the early civil rights movement, stood with Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial as the latter delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech, served as a UNICEF ambassador, and has remained active in many different programs supporting hunger relief, AIDS awareness, and the need for education. Never afraid to express his opinion, he has drawn both fire and admiration for his outspoken political views. We look forward to bringing this extraordinary individual to spend time with our community.

Tickets available to the general public at the Carr House front desk (corner of Benefit and Waterman Streets).

Free, 7pm, Tuesday, January 29, Harry Belafonte, “Artist as Activist,” RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, 277.4957

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