On November 30, 2011 Harry Belafonte spoke at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley to a crowd of over 800 people …
This is what Mr. Belafonte told the individuals in attendance… more specifically:
…this is what OG told me:
“I recorded a song. I fell asleep. I woke up a couple weeks later, and the world was singing it!. And I never understood it… You have seen nothing ‘til you’ve seen 50 thousand Japanese people singing ‘Day-O!’ ……What was I going to do with this platform? … Instead of investing in the system, I invested in the people.”
- Harry Belafonte. Singer, Actor, Activist, Philanthropist, Author, and a dignified representation of Black manhood.