Sojourner Truth Radio: December 21, 2018 - Harry Belafonte & SNCC by Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod published on 2018-12-21T16:59:43Z Today on Sojourner Truth, we continue our 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC, focusing on musician, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte. During this episode, Part 4 of our series, you will hear a speech delivered by Belafonte at the SNCC 50th anniversary conference. A child of Jamaican immigrants, Belafonte depicted the struggles of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa through his Calypso music. Inspired by activists Paul Robeson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Belafonte played an instrumental role in funding the southern Civil Rights Movement, including the 1961 Freedom Rides and SNCC during the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. He also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, participated in SNCC's day-to-day work on the ground in Mississippi.