He was a groundbreaking artist and fierce civil rights leader who touched families and music fans throughout South Florida for years.

Harry Belafonte, 96, passed away from congestive heart failure at his New York home on Tuesday. But the South Florida community is determined to keep his legacy alive.

Shownda Pagan, the CEO of the Belafonte Tacolcy Center in Liberty City, said his contributions are the reason why the center has been able to expand for youth and family services.

“When you’re looking at this building here, it’s a testament that we’re actually carrying on his legacy,” Pagan said. “The center was just a two-story building — now there’s 3.5 acres of land.”

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Post by Tacolcy Staff
August 22, 2023