Lena Horne (1917-2010): A Life of Grace and Class

This used to be a pic on my Myspace page. (I know, I know. LOL)

“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.”As if you didn’t know by now, the great Lena Horne has passed away.”

-Soror Lena Horne 

There’s no doubt that she’s known for her beauty and class, but I’ll always remember her as Georgia Brown from Cabin in the Sky. When I was a little girl, my mama would always look at old black and white movies on TMC. This was one of the first movies we watched. Georgia Brown was sent by Lucifer to tempt Little Joe, a small time gambler, and revoke his pass to heaven. Here’s my small tribute to the late, great Ms. Horne.

Rest in peace.