Dateline roundtable 1963: Baldwin x Belafonte x S.Poitier



In this Dateline footage, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston and Joseph Mankiewicz talk about the Civil Rights Movement in a roundtable that was recorded immediately following the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. The trajectory of the conversation underscores both the discussion that took place here about "liberal disconnect" and the points outlined in this essay.



This quote from the essay (the whole thing actually) is apropos as a sidecar for the video debate: "While well-intentioned in attempting to engage our generation’s ideological cloudiness, Belafonte failed to place his finger on something more fundamental: his touted Civil Rights Movement bore similar murkiness in its aims."