Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Albums". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy w/ his first solo TV special, Tonight W/ Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge vs. The World
TAN magazine cover of Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belefonte for the movie, Carmen Jones," 1955. - TAN magazine targeted African-American women and was published by Johnson Publishing, the same people who brought you the Ebony and Jet magazines of today.
Harlem in Color
Carl Van Vechten's Harlem Photographs : The New Yorker
Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (b. 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. Mr. Belafonte lives with dyslexia.