Singer, actress, and activist Lena Horne died last night in New York-Presbyterian Hospital Sunday night at the age of 92. A woman of style and grace, Lena was the first Black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio. Her stand out films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather, were her most acclaimed.
She will always be remembered for her beauty, both inside and out. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Lena was also heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement. She participated in the March on Washington in 1963 and met with President John F. Kennedy at the White House two days before he was assassinated.