In the 1940s, Lena Horne was considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. Her personal drive and dignity forever changed Hollywood's image of African-American actresses, paving the way for those who followed, like Dorothy Dandridge and Halle Berry. Her six-decade career was dominated by live performances in nightclubs and cabarets, on Broadway, and in theaters worldwide. Lena was also a civil rights activist, fighting discrimination in Hollywood, as well as Las Vegas nightclubs. She counted among her fellow activists Paul Robeson, Medgar Evers, and Harry Belafonte.
918.141.01 Homewood campus Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30
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