In Memoriam: 10 Great Leaders Who Transitioned in 2010

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Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) A legendary and award-winning singer, actor and dancer, perhaps best known for performing the title song, now a standard, for one of her first films, Stormy Weather. Horne was just as well-known for her staunch civil rights activism. She was at the historic 1963 March on Washington and spoke and performed on behalf of the NAACP, SNCC, and the National Council of Negro Women. She also worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws.

Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) A legendary and award-winning singer, actor…