Lena Horne honored with postage stamp

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Legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne is the 41st honoree in the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage stamp series. — Submitted Photo

By Kimberly C. Roberts, Entertainment Reporter

In a recent first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the life and legacy of Lena Horne, a Tony Award recipient, three-time Grammy winner, and now the 41st honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series.

“Today, we honor the 70-year career of a true American legend,” Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman, who dedicated the stamp, said in a statement.

“With this Forever stamp, the Postal Service celebrates a woman who used her platform as a renowned entertainer to become a prolific voice for civil rights advancement and gender equality.”

Read more at http://www.phillytrib.com/entertainment/lena-horne-honored-with-postage-stamp/article_01417d19-4ec5-5b84-a691-77211cfcc89b.html

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