Lena Horne and Cora Calhoun Horne


Lena Horne, the late legendary singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist was born in Brooklyn yesterday in 1917, and raised by her grandmother, social worker and community activist, Cora Calhoun Horne. Cora Horne helped inspire Lena’s civil rights work, and was an active committee member of Brooklyn Community Services’ division focusing on the needs of Brooklyn’s African American community.
Happy 99th Birthday, Ms. Lena Horne!