Harry Belafonte speaks on Hollywood's history with social rights at Academy's Governors Awards

November 9, 2014 9:28 AM

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HOLLYWOOD — At the 6th annual Governors Awards Saturday night, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte brought things to a sober, classy close with a lengthy speech detailing some of Hollywood's history with social rights issues. It was a pretty powerful send-off (Michael Keaton seemed particularly knocked out from my vantage point).

I've included the full text of the speech below as it seemed like something worth sharing. For more on the evening, be sure to read our coverage from the event.

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