Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eugene Robinson on Lena Horne

In "Lena Horne: A Glamorous Revolutionary,"  Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist and commentator Eugene Robinson remembers Lena Horne, who died Sunday.  Robinson writes for The Washington Post, but Truthout is carry the piece.  Here is a highlight from the column:

Horne, who died Sunday at 92, was an infiltrator. She strode confidently through doors that had been closed to African-American entertainers, and was able to do so because white audiences found her not just beautiful and talented, but also non-threatening. Late in her life, she gave a sense of how difficult that role had been to play.

I recommend this reading this well written column.

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