HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Singer and civil rights leader Harry Belafonte was back in Harlem Monday to receive a special honor.
The 115th Street branch of the New York Public Library now bears his name, in the same neighborhood where the 90-year-old grew up and was first inspired to perform.
Belafonte, who is often called the King of Calypso, said his life was launched when he attended a performance at the Schomburg Research Library.
Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg was there. Check out her report in the video player above.
115th Street Library renamed after singer, civil rights icon Harry Belafonte