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  • Narrator Julieanna Richardson – 0:03-0:43
  • Celebrity Presenter Danny Glover – 0:44-1:53
  • Behind the Scenes – 1:54-13:27
  • Musical Tribute to 2000 HistoryMakers by Dianne Reeves – 13:28-16:12
  • Celebrity Presenter Danny Glover – 16:13-17:09
  • An Evening With Harry Belafonte (PBS TV Show) – 17:10-1:13:54

Host Danny Glover makes a special appearance to kick off The HistoryMakers’ 20th anniversary celebration recalling how twenty years ago his friend Harry Belafonte called and asked him to travel to Chicago to be part of the national launch of a startup national African American video oral history archive called The HistoryMakers. This occasion also represented the beginning of The HistoryMakers’ An Evening With… celebrity PBS-TV interview series. 2000 was also the year that 72 interviews were added to The HistoryMakers archives from the cities of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Denver.  Including Negro Baseball League Players, Pullman Porters and Tuskegee Airmen, The HistoryMakers’ live oral history interviews average 3-5 hours in length. Also, in 2000, The HistoryMakers launched a yearlong radio series that featured content from its archives that aired on WBBM-AM; participated in teacher training summer institutes at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University; and garnered significant support from the State of Illinois thanks to the support and leadership of then Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. In addition to never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of An Evening With Harry Belafonte PBS-TV taping, this evening program features a performance provided courtesy of International Jazz Day and The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz by Grammy Award-winning Dianne Reeves in honor of Harry Belafonte and those interviewed as HistoryMakers in the year 2000. The night finishes off with the streaming of An Evening With Harry Belafonte.

An Evening With Harry Beltafonte - Special Viewing

An Evening With Harry Belafonte

Taped: Thursday, November 2, 2000

An Evening With Harry Belafonte, an hour long, PBS-TV live-to-tape interview program provided a rare look inside the life and times of the legendary Harry Belafonte. Taped on November 2, 2000 at The Art Institute of Chicago, entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte was interviewed by his friend and fellow actor/humanitarian, Danny Glover. Mr. Belafonte has appeared in countless performances and has been honored throughout his life with many awards. Seldom, if ever, had he been interviewed about his life story prior to this An Evening With... event.

Find more information on the program here. 

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST/ 5 p.m. MST/ 4 p.m. PST

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