In the spring of 1956, Harry Belafonte's life took a turn when he received a phone call from Martin Luther King. After spending four hours speaking with King, Belafonte knew "he would be in his service."
Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Harry Belafonte shattered boundaries, risked his life and became a voice for humanity. His inspiring and compelling journey is chronicled in HBO's deeply beautiful memoir documentary, Sing Your Song.
Tonight, PBS airs the documentary Freedom Riders, about the effort of students to end segregation in the South. Harry Belafonte was a supporter of the Freedom Riders, and is now the subject of the documentary Sing Your Song.