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Wounded Knee Occupation and Belafonte’s Support – AIM

Among many representations of civil rights activism during the 60s and 70s was the a American Indian Movement and their occupancy of the town, Wounded Knee in South Dakota. With an aim to protest against the elected tribal president Richard Wilson and his administration, AIM activists, including leaders, Russell Means and Dennis Banks, controlled the town for 71 days. When they returned home, Means and Banks as well as 300 others were arrested and faced trial. Marlon Brando and Harry Belafonte were two of the many artists and celebrities who rallied for the protection and release of AIM Leaders, with William Kunstler serving as the strategist and lawyer.

Belafonte Recommended Reading (Pt.1)

Below you’ll find a list of recommended reading from Harry Belafonte which will be released in …

Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

Official Site of Occupy Wall Street Additional Reading: Interview and Q&A with Harry Belafonte regarding …

My Song: A Memoir

Purchase it HERE Additional Reading NYTimes Article from Garrison Keillor Additional Listening NPR Interview …

1199SEIU Bread and Roses Cultural Project

Bread and Roses Belafonte recently assumed leadership of Bread And Roses. He has performed at 1199 events …

The Gathering for Justice

In 2005, Harry Belafonte organized ‘The Gathering For Justice’ as a way to shine awareness on gang …

Harry Belafonte’s involvement with UNICEF

Over the years, Mr. Belafonte’s dedication and generosity of spirit has helped set a high standard …