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Harry Belafonte dies at 96: Remembering the musician, actor and civil rights activist

Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte from the documentary film "Sing Your Song," poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21, 2011. Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home. He was 96. (Victoria Will/AP)
Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte from the documentary film "Sing Your Song," poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21, 2011. Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home. He was 96. (Victoria Will/AP)

Harry Belafonte, the musician, actor, and civil rights activist, died Tuesday morning at the age of 96.

NPR’s Elizabeth Blair looks back on Belafonte’s impact on music, culture and equality.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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