Harry Belafonte, a singer, actor, and civil rights activist, has passed away at the age of 96.
Belafonte was known for his barrier-breaking career, as he was one of the first Black performers to achieve mainstream success.
He was also a passionate advocate for civil rights and was involved in numerous protests and marches during the 1950s and 1960s
Belafonte was a close friend and ally of Martin Luther King Jr. and helped to fund the civil rights movement.
In addition to his activism, Belafonte was a talented performer, known for hits such as "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" and "Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)."
He was also a film and television actor, with notable roles in movies like "Carmen Jones" and "Buck and the Preacher."
Belafonte's legacy as a pioneering performer and a fierce advocate for social justice will be remembered.