Harry Belafonte Book Signing at Hue-Man Bookstore
I don’t know where you’ll be this Wednesday evening (12/07/2011) at 6:00pm, but I will have a place on line to get my copy of Harry Belafonte’s new book “My Song: A Memoir” signed by the man himself at Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe in Harlem. Harry Belafonte grew up in Harlem and Jamaica, so it will be great to see Harlem come out to welcome him back home tomorrow. The man has won a Tony, an Emmy and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton, but his social consciousness and civil rights activism is what impresses me the most.
December 7th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
(Between 124th and 125th Streets)
New York, NY 10027
My Song is far more than the history of a movement. It is a very personal look at the people in that movement and the world in which Belafonte has long moved. He has befriended many beloved and important figures in both entertainment and politics—Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, John F. Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, Bill Clinton—and writes about them with the same exceptional candor with which he reveals himself on every page. This is a book that pulls no punches, and turns both a loving and critical eye on our country’s cultural past.