Tag: Lena Horne

Archived: Black History Month Lessons Banned at NYC School Sparks Push for Mandatory Education

Patricia Catania, principal of Intermediate School 224 in Bronx, N.Y., told teacher Mercedes Liriano-Clark on Feb. 7 not to give lessons about the Harlem Renaissance and abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass. Catania, who is white, also incited outrage onTuesdayafter confiscating a poster of iconic singer Lena Horne made by two…