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House to Vote on Congressional Gold Medal for Lena Horne

Support for singer's recognition in Congress and Senate

Lena Horne, New York 1994
Lena Horne

This week, the United States House of Representatives is expected to vote on House Resolution 1815, a bill to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to jazz great Lena Horne. The bill honors her career as both a singer and an actress, and also notes her strong support of the Civil Rights movement and her participation in the March on Washington, as well as her continued support of the NAACP.

The bill was introduced by Congressman Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from southeastern Florida, whose admiration for Lena Horne began in childhood and has remained throughout his life.

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