First Black woman to have theater named after her on Broadway


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A history making moment on Broadway.

The late actress Lena Horne now has a theater named after her.

The Brooks Atkinson theater was renamed in her honor on Tuesday.

She is the first Black woman to ever have her name etched on a theater on Broadway.

Horne was a star on stage and screen for decades as well as a Civil Rights activist.

Horne died in 2010 at the age of 92.

Her granddaughter, Screenwriter Jenny Lumet, told the crowd that gathered outside the theater to follow her grandmother’s message in life, “Be inspired and make more art and believe.”

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