Farewell Ms. Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010): Singer, Actress, Civil Rights Activist.

5 Responses to “Farewell Ms. Horne”

  1. Ms. Rose Says:

    Thanks for the tribute to Lena Horne. I have always thought she was a true talent and a class act to boot. Not only was she a pioneer and a legend but also a true humanitarian as well. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Ms. Horne.

  2. Janine Says:

    The Economist could’ve learned from your example and used Lena Horne’s own words instead of this:


    I don’t know what to make of it. I am neither surprised or disappointed that commenters found that obituary “beautiful” though it seemed to miss so much…

  3. Nona Says:

    Great interview. Thanks for sharing

  4. TRe Says:

    What a generation of phenomenal women!!!!! Dr. Height, Ms. Horne and the list goes on. I was fortunate to have Ms. Horne as a mentor in the early stages of my career which began in my teens. I felt her soul so deeply and the disillusionment of “expensive beds that don’t give you rest.” She was a bundle of class, sass, and grit in her craw. She was real! –I join you in paying tribute to a woman, an African American woman who claimed her freedom by her own terms. She has greatly informed my feminist views. Rest in peace, beautiful soul and elder.

  5. KImberly Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I wish more of our young sisters aspired to be like them.

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