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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HOR

Summary: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HOW

Summary: Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS STO

Buckley, Gail Lumet

Summary: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of actress Lena Horne, delves deeply into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African American family from Civil War to civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BUC

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