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Feb 8: Brooklyn History Maker, Lena Horne

Singer and actress Lena Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford Stuyvesant on June 30, 1917. All four of her grandparents were industrious members of Brooklyn’s black middle class. Her paternal grandparents, Edwin and Cora Horne, were early members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and in October 1919, at the age […]