As a pioneer in the entertainment industry that blazed many trails, Lena Horne was no stranger to the title "FIRST."
In 1942, she was the first Black woman to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio. In 1958, she was the first Black woman to be nominated for a Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical. She was also the first Black person to join the Screen Actors Guild Board of Directors. On Tuesday November 1st, 2022, Lena Horne became the first Black Woman to have a Broadway Theatre name after her. Read More ...READ MORE