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Lena Horne speaking on a panel at Bethune-Cookman College (now University), the school founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1964. I don’t know what the topic of the panel was that day, but I do know that Mary McLeod Bethune was a family friend to Ms. Horne. These pictures were taken by Robert Sengstacke, of the Chicago publishing family that founded the Chicago Defender newspaper. Mr. Sengstacke was a student at Bethune-Cookman at the time. Photos: Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images.
“ I was in love with Doris Day. I loved to watch Lena Horne and listen to her…I was a huge fan of Minnie Riperton, and Earth, Wind & Fire, and Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin… Then I loved classical music. I loved jazz, too—Dakota Staton and Nancy Wilson, Ed Townsend and I still to this day love Little Jimmy Scott…I listen just across the board…”
June Deniece Chandler aka Deniece Williams