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“The Long Walk of Courage: An Evening with Mr. Harry Belafonte”

(Washington, DC, April 8, 2005) – The College of Arts and Sciences of Howard University welcomes civil rights activist, award-winning artist, and Howard University doctoral recipient, Mr. Harry Belafonte, for an evening of dialogue and candid recollections of his stellar career and longtime work as a social and political activist.  The event will take place on April 8, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in Cramton Auditorium at Howard University.  A question and answer session will follow.

Mr. Belafonte has been recognized around the world for his dedication to humanitarian causes.  On April 9th, he will be the recipient of the “Here I Stand Award,” named in the honor of Paul Robeson, at the historic Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C.  A consummate entertainer by reputation, Mr. Belafonte has been invited by the College of Arts and Sciences of Howard University to inspire our students toward a life of leadership, excellence, truth, and service—the core values of the University.  “The Long Walk of Courage: An Evening with Mr. Harry Belafonte” inaugurates the college’s distinguished lecture series.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world.             

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