Harry Belafonte - Boston Gardens, Boston, Mass. - 1967

Image for Harry Belafonte - Boston Gardens, Boston, Mass. - 1967
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Belafonte, Harry Jr., American, born 1927
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5406pixels × 4184pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 27, 1967
Description
This image depicts Harry Belafonte Jr., while performing at a civil rights fundraiser. Belafonte was the host of the event and headliners included Sidney Poitier, Dizzy Gillespie, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Dressed all in black, Belafonte holds a microphone in his right hand and gestures with his left. Eyes closed, he holds the microphone close to his mouth. Taken from below, this image gives him a monumental aspect.
Topic
African American
Activism
Actors
Civil rights
Photography
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.19
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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