Harry Belafonte visits University of Baltimore


— Actor and social activist Harry Belafonte visited the University of Baltimore (UB) as a guest lecturer and speaker for the University’s pilot course, “Citizenship and Freedom: The Civil Rights Era” on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Belafonte, an outspoken and highly engaged participant in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, is one of several guest lecturers who will speak about their experiences surrounding a decade of historical landmarks, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the innovative course features a robust teaching and learning format that allows students to participate in real time, both in-person and online. Modifying the best components of massively open online courses and traditional face-to-face instruction, the class is offered to the University of Baltimore community and students across the University System of Maryland and beyond.

Other participants in the series include: Ivanhoe Donaldson; Bob Moses; Julian Bond; Betty Garman Robinson; Rev. Marcus Wood; Bernard Lafayette; and Dorie Ladner.

For more information about the course, visit: www.freedomclass.org.