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Lena Horne

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message 1: by Hazel (new)

Hazel | 191 comments I'm sure the news of her passing has already been discussed here. I want to share these thoughts from a British paper.

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Thanks Hazel. I meant to "hollah!" She was known all over the world.

message 3: by Wilhelmina (new)

Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments The New York Times Obit had this quote from Lena Horne that I love:

“My identity is very clear to me now. I am a black woman. I’m free. I no longer have to be a ‘credit.’ I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody. I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”

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Wilhelmina, thanks for the link.

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Rona Fernandez (ronagirl9) | 104 comments RIP Lena. Mina, I love that quote too and put it up on my Facebook status for a while in honor of Ms. Horne. A true pioneer and independent, amazing spirit!

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