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Host Danny Glover makes a special appearance to kick off The HistoryMakers’ 20th anniversary celebration recalling his transformative conversation with his friend Harry Belafonte that led to Glover’s own involvement in what would be the national launch of The HistoryMakers project and the beginning of The HistoryMakers’ An Evening With… celebrity interview series. This inaugural year boasted an impressive 72 interviews conducted in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Denver. From Negro Baseball League Players, to Pullman Porters, to even a few Tuskegee Airmen, each interview features accomplished African Americans from all walks of life. A year-long ABBM-AM radio series and a grant from the state of Illinois championed by State Senator Emil Jones helped launch this ambitious project. The year also marks the beginning of The HistoryMakers collaboration with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University for its long-running educational outreach initiative. In addition to never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of the PBS-TV taping, this evening program features a performance by Grammy Award-winning Dianne Reeves, provided courtesy of the Berklee School of Music, in tribute to Harry Belafonte and those interviewed in 2000. The night finishes off with the screening 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.

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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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