Harry Belafonte: Barrier-Breaking Singer, Actor, and Activist

From a New York Times obit by Peter Keepnews headlined “Harry Belafonte, 96, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Singer, Actor and Activist”:

Harry Belafonte, who stormed the pop charts and smashed racial barriers in the 1950s with his highly personal brand of folk music, and who went on to become a major force in the civil rights movement, died at his home in Manhattan.