Jay-Z, Usher, and several other top acts including Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Charlamagne Tha God, are set to appear at “The Gathering of Harry,” a virtual party to mark the 94th birthday of Harry Belafonte.
The event, aimed to raise funds to benefit the non-profit organization The Gathering for Justice, which Belafonte started in 2005, will air live on February 28 at 7 p.m. Belafonte started the organization after a small girl was handcuffed and arrested in her classroom for “being unruly.”
The virtual event is sponsored in part by Frontline Solutions, the Hope and Robert F. Smith Family, and the National Basketball Player Association Foundation.
The event, which will feature live performances, video tributes and testimonials, will also see Jay-Z accepting “The Gatekeeper of Truth Award” for his support to organizers on the frontlines during these political times and his inspiration to generations past and future.
Common, Chuck D, Stacey Abrams, Bernie and Jane Sanders, Diane Nash and Bryan Stevenson are among a slew of other stars already named as participants at the virtual event.
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