Harry Belafonte, legendary singer, actor, performer, humanitarian and activist, died Wednesday at his Upper West Side home at the age of 96.
The Harlem-born son to West Indian immigrants has a legacy that stretches beyond his work on the stage or the big screen.
He was also known for his dedication to the civil rights movement.
Belafonte befriended Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, even providing bail money to him at times, and invested seed money to help start the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
He also took part in the March on Washington in 1963.
Reverend Al Sharpton, who called Belafonte a mentor and a friend, joined Erol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Wednesday to discuss Belafonte’s life.