Belafonte ‘Sing,’ potluck in Belfast

Dec 07, 2012
Harry Belafonte is the subject of a 2011 HBO documentary.

Belfast — “Sing Your Song,” a film biography of famed singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The screening will be preceded by a potluck supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program is the December feature in the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County’s monthly Community Forum series on the third Wednesday of each month.

For many years, Belafonte was one of the most popular singers and a major film star, as well as one of the key figures in the civil rights movement and the major connection with the Kennedy administration and Washington. D.C. He has remained an inspirational progressive leader in the struggles for peace, anti-racism, democracy, human rights and justice.

“Sing Your Song” offers an up-close look at a great American. A patriot to the last and a champion for worldwide human rights, Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years. Told from Harry Belafonte’s point of view, the film charts his life from a boy born in New York and raised in Jamaica, who returns to Harlem in his early teens where he discovers the American Negro Theater and the magic of performing.

The screening and preceding potluck are free and open to the public. For more information, call 338-5089.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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