Born in a then poverty-stricken Harlem to first-generation Jamaican immigrants, Harry Belafonte rose above limiting circumstances to an amazing film and recording career that spanned throughout the twentieth century. Best known as “The King of Calypso,” Belafonte mastered crossover appeal to both black and white audiences long before the Civil Rights movement ever took place. Vocal in talent, he has also been a noted voice in politics, social issues, injustices and other negative issues affecting the African American community. In conjunction with his film and recording accolades, Belafonte has received numerous awards and honors from various social-service and political organizations for his position on equality and justice.
V-103 salutes the outspoken voice of Harry Belafonte!