Personalities: out and about

Singer Harry Belafonte, who performed at the Kennedy Center this week and has been around town promoting his first U.S. album in 15 years-a collection of South African songs, "Paradise in Gazankulu"-took some time to join a "justice for janitors" protest. Belafonte stopped by a shantytown called "janitorville" at 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where janitors who work at the World Bank are protesting the organization's pay and benefits. The singer, who had been signing autographs at Tower Records, talked to the group about how he had once been a janitor and signed a brochure titled "What Does the World Bank Do?" with the answer "Keep Black People Broke-Harry Belafonte" ...

Publication Date: 
August 5, 1988