Artists in Action #752

Lena Horne launches

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Frank Van Haste said...

This photograph was taken 7 May 1943 in Richmond, CA at the Permanente Metals Corp. shipyard.

It shows Ms. Horne performing the duties of the sponsor for SS George Washington Carver, the second Liberty Ship to be named for an African American (SS Booker T. Washington was the first).

At the time, Ms. Horne was engaged in filming Stormy Weather.