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Emmy Award-Winning Artist & Civil Rights Activist

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Harry Belafonte is a legendary and multitalented artist and activist. He was the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell over a million copies of a single album with Calypso featuring his hit “Day-O.”

Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s.

Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa. Since 1987, he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In more recent years, he has been a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush presidential administrations. Harry Belafonte now acts as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues. In 2001, he went to South Africa to support the campaign against HIV/AIDS and then was awarded the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award.

Belafonte has won three Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. In 1989, he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards. In March 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance

My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance

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Harry Belafonte

Emmy Award-Winning Artist & Civil Rights Activist

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Harry Belafonte Biography

Harry Belafonte is a legendary and multitalented artist and activist. He was the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell over a million copies of a single album with Calypso featuring his hit “Day-O.”

Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s.

Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa. Since 1987, he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In more recent years, he has been a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush presidential administrations. Harry Belafonte now acts as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues. In 2001, he went to South Africa to support the campaign against HIV/AIDS and then was awarded the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award.

Belafonte has won three Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. In 1989, he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards. In March 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Harry Belafonte Videos

  • Harry Belafonte at SCLF on HIV AIDS
  • Harry Belafonte Gives Keynote Address on Opening of 1965 Selma ...
  • Harry Belafonte Speech at #MLKNOW 2016 - YouTube

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  • How to book Harry Belafonte?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Harry Belafonte for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Harry Belafonte, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Harry Belafonte or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Harry Belafonte?

    Booking fees for Harry Belafonte, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Harry Belafonte, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Harry Belafonte?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Harry Belafonte for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Harry Belafonte for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Harry Belafonte or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Harry Belafonte or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Harry Belafonte is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Harry Belafonte for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Harry Belafonte generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hill Harper, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, LeVar Burton, Spike Lee and Louis Gossett Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Harry Belafonte for an upcoming event.

Harry Belafonte Speaker Videos

  • Harry Belafonte at SCLF on HIV AIDS
    Harry Belafonte Gives Keynote Address on Opening of 1965 Selma ...
  • Harry Belafonte Speech at #MLKNOW 2016 - YouTube
    Harry Belafonte on Race, Arts, and America
  • Harry Belafonte Interview - YouTube

Harry Belafonte Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation with Harry Belafonte

  • An Evening with Harry Belafonte

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