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About The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Year Released:
2020
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2K DCP
Genres:
Documentary
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The Sit-In details a little-known chapter in late-night talk show history where famed singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte hosted The Tonight Show for one week in February 1968. In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement and nation-wide struggles against segregation, Belafonte used the popular late-night comedy platform to host a political discussion and highlight Black activists and artists ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. to Leon Bibb.

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