My Song (Enhanced Edition)
A Memoir of Art, Race & Defiance
Harry Belafonte & Michael Schnayerson
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Written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Schnayerson, My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memory.
Along the way, he befriended some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, from Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando and Sidney Poitier to Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fidel Castro, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. From his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica, through his meteoric rise as an international calypso star, provocative crossover into Hollywood where he broke down many racial barriers, passionate lifelong involvement in the civil rights movement and myriad other social causes, to his personal struggles and rich friendships, this is a remarkable, multifaceted and hugely inspirational story.
This enhanced ebook features eight video clips, six of which are exclusive to this edition, of Harry Belafonte discussing the extraordinary subjects and events covered in MY SONG. It also features an audio clip of the first chapter of the book, a slideshow of public and private photographs, and a trailer for the critically acclaimed documentary about Harry Belafonte’s life.
"A man whose story should be told for generations to come" (Robert Redford)