The Root Recommends: Hollywood icon Harry Belafonte's new memoir, which goes beyond his life as an actor and musician to reveal a more tumultuous history.
Crooner, Hollywood icon and activist Harry Belafonte looks back at his tumultuous, wildly successful life in his latest memoir, My Song. Belafonte rose from a poverty-ridden childhood to become one of entertainment's most revered figures while also breaking down racial barriers.
More than merely focusing on Belafonte's exceptional career, My Song delves into the actor-singer's close relationships with prominent politicians and activists, including John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Fidel Castro.
Belafonte's My Song is a story of triumph amid adversity that focuses on the intriguing personal life of one of the 20th century's most iconic actors. My Song is available now.
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