Belafonte preaches to the choir at Legal Aid’s 100th gala

Entertainer and human rights activist Harry Belafonte

From Maryland Legal Aid board member Erek Barron, Esq., in the Daily Record:

“The Maryland Legal Aid Bureau celebrated its centennial anniversary Saturday night in Baltimore and keynote speaker Harry Belafonte struck a beautiful chord. Both Belafonte and Legal Aid Executive Director Wilhelm Joseph actually sang together on stage,” Barron wrote in the “Generation J.D.” blog.

“Belafonte entertained the crowd but also offered serious sentiments stemming from his experience as an international human rights activist,” Barron continued. “The message was right on time for an organization reenergized around a human rights framework.

“Belafonte acknowledged that he was ‘preaching to the choir.’ But he quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, saying, “it’s important that you preach to the choir because if you don’t they could stop singing,” Barron wrote.

To read the entire post, click here.

(From left to right, Pamela and Harry Belafonte, Taria and Erek Barron.)

 

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