1. Happy birthday, Lena Horne. This photo from our collections at The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture shows the legendary singer, activist and dancer swinging a champagne bottle to christen the liberty ship SS George Washington  Carver in California in 1943. It was the second liberty ship named for an African American, according to the caption on the back of the photo, which was written by the U.S. Office of War Information. We’re sure Lena’s spirit got the ship through plenty of “Stormy Weather.”

    Happy birthday, Lena Horne. This photo from our collections at The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture shows the legendary singer, activist and dancer swinging a champagne bottle to christen the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver in California in 1943. It was the second liberty ship named for an African American, according to the caption on the back of the photo, which was written by the U.S. Office of War Information. We’re sure Lena’s spirit got the ship through plenty of “Stormy Weather.”

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    YES! I GOT 2 MAGNUM of bubbles to pantomime breaking a bottle over the bough of the BoatFloat!
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    Happy Belated birthday Soror!!!
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