Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr., theater and film producer Hillard Elkins and Sammy Davis Jr. in April 1965 at “Broadway Answers Selma,” a show Mr. Hillard produced to raise money for Dr. King. Mr. Hillard managed Mr. Davis and other legends like Steve McQueen, and he was one of the subjects in the book, “The Producers: Profiles in Frustration,” and he mentions this photograph to the author: “Hilly points to a photo on the wall of four men. “I think you will recognize the players. It’s Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr., Martin Luther King and me.” Above the photo is a framed letter from Dr. Martin Luther King to Hillard Elkins, thanking him for “Golden Boy” and for coming to Selma, Alabama to march. “I closed the show and we all went to Selma, Alabama and marched. When we came back, I wanted to do something for Dr. King. I put on a show, “Broadway Answers Selma,” raising money for Dr. King.” Many thanks to Kanisha Johnson, the patron saint of Dorothy Dandridge online (see DorothyDandridgeForever.com) for bringing this picture to my attention. Photo: Bandphoto Agency. 

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