As you all know, Ms. Lena Horne, the beautiful sultry singer and actress left us a couple weeks ago. Ms. Horne helped break racial barriers by changing the way black women were represented in film by refusing to play roles that represented African-Americans disrespectfully. Ms. Horne electrified audiences with her beauty and rich, emotional voice.
She also became involved in civil rights activities. She protested racial separation at the hotels where she performed. She took action so that she and her musicians would be permitted to stay in those hotels.
Ms. Horne had the voice of an angel and was the epitome of glamour. Her witty personality was always fun to watch and she always carried herself with class and grace. RIP Ms. Horne.