By Carole Boston Weatherford,Elizabeth Zunon
You must be taught to be moment category; you’re now not born that means.
Lena Horne was once born into the liberty fight, to a relations of lecturers and activists. Her mom dreamed of being an actress, so Lena in her footsteps as she chased small elements in vaudeville, dwelling out of a suitcase until eventually MGM provided Lena anything more—the first ever studio agreement for a black actress.
But the jobs she used to be thought of for have been maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. nonetheless, she by no means gave up. “Stormy climate” turned her subject tune, and whilst she sang “This Little gentle of Mine” at a civil rights rally, she came upon not just her voice, yet her calling.
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford,Elizabeth Zunon