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Harlem Library Named for Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte

HeadlineFeb 17, 2017
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And in New York, the board of directors of the city’s public library system has voted to name Harlem’s 115th Street library after Harry Belafonte. The legendary activist, civil rights leader and entertainer was born not far from the library that will now bear his name. Belafonte was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963. He turns 90 years old on March 1.

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