Harry Belafonte spoke at the opening of “Freedom Journey 1965,” at the New-York Historical Society last Thursday.
Belafonte, who has been critical of Obama in the past, talked about his time in service, saying, “You are the president of all the people. Serve them to the best of your ability, but not at the expense of raising consciousness to a higher level or appreciation about what’s missing.”
Belafonte said he hopes the next election “will not be so preoccupied with agenda and color, but who will be the next president to really, really deal with content . . . The world is filled with great expectation.”