Lena Horne, whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," was remembered
at her funeral on Friday as a shy girl from Brooklyn who fought racism
for decades to emerge as a world-class singer and social activist.
Stevie Wonder was performing on an electronic keyboard and harmonica
before a crowd of about 700 as he and Bill Cosby and Cosby's wife,
Camille, were awarded honorary doctorates at Oberlin College in
For most of his 65 years, street singer Elliott Small was famous only
on a New Orleans corner — until an innovative 2008 Internet video went
viral, bringing the white-bearded, overall clad musician with the
turned up hat brim before a global audience in a worldwide
collaboration performance of Ben E. King's classic, "Stand By Me."
The fire hoses and police dogs. The Montgomery bus boycott. The march
on Washington. You've probably seen scattered footage of these images,
but no project ever connected pictures to context with the tenacity of
"Eyes on the Prize."