Actress and activist Lena Horne passed away this week at the age of 92. She was memorialized around the U.S. and the world as a beloved entertainer, but some have noted her background in work with the NAACP and the Civil Rights movement--as John Nichols wrote at The Nation, "Such appearances earned Horne a reputation, she joked, as the 'bad little Red girl.'"
Poet and musician Joy Harjo joined us in studio and performed some of her poems for us; this poem, "Equinox," she dedicated to Lena Horne. We'll have more from Joy soon!
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