Legendary entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte used his ultimate public look to factor a caution about the way forward for the country.
According to The Guardian, Belafonte, 90, stated “the country made a mistake” when it elected Donald Trump.
“I think the next mistake might very well be the gas chamber and what happened to Jews [under] Hitler is not too far from our door,” he was once quoted as pronouncing.
Belafonte gave a wide-ranging communicate on the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh on Friday about his existence, his tune and his decades-long combat for social justice.
While his communicate integrated the darkish caution in regards to the fuel chamber, he additionally sounded a extra positive notice.
“We have achieved a lot in my lifetime,” Belafonte stated, according to The Guardian. “Dr. King was not about nothing. Eleanor Roosevelt was not about nothing. I think in the final analysis that we shall overcome because what we did is … we left a harvest that generations to come [will] reap. That they have not yet plowed. That they have not yet harvested.”
Belafonte was once the primary African-American to win an Emmy Award. “The King of Calypso” was once additionally the recipient of a number of Grammys in addition to a Tony. In 2014, he won the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on the Academy Awards.
A member of the target market posted an audio recording of the development: