I greatly enjoyed an interview with Harry Belafonte that was carried by both radio 4 and the world service. I hope I still have such a strength in my convictions should I make it to that venerable age. Mr Belafonte was heavily involved in the civil right movement in America in the 60′s. It was he who recommended that President Kennedy should seek out Dr Martin Luther King, little known outside of the black community if he was serious about supporting the black civil rights movement.
He has continued to espouse his deeply felt political and social beliefs, more recently with his crticisms of George W Bush, Iraq and also questioning the true equal status of black Americans United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice in Bush’s government whom he saw as only serving the cause of their “master”.