As the nation observes Black History Month this February, the U.S. Postal Service® is proud to present the 2018 Black Heritage® Forever® stamp commemorating the life and legacy of legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne.

The Lena Horne Forever stamp is the 41st in the Black Heritage Stamp series. It was dedicated by Deputy Postmaster General™ Ronald Stroman during a January 30th ceremony at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 30, 1917, Horne was a trailblazer in Hollywood for women of color and used her fame to inspire Americans as a dedicated activist for civil rights.

Lena and Billy Strayhorn were very dear friends and musical soulmates.