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A Different World: A Rock, a River, a Lena

Lena Horne comes to the Hillman campus to dedicate a scholarship named for her grandmother, but Whitley shuns Mr. Gaines when he attempts to help out with her planned event.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x24
Production Number: 622

Special Guest Stars
Lena HorneLena Horne
As Herself

Guest Stars
Ahmad StonerAhmad Stoner
As Olufemi Dakar
Bumper RobinsonBumper Robinson
As Dorian Heywood
Erica ReedErica Reed
As Althea Hicks
Jenifer LewisJenifer Lewis
As Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
Jerome JonesJerome Jones
As Crayton Adams
Jerry GaonaJerry Gaona
As Boy #3
Jonell GreenJonell Green
As Dashawn Curtis
Julia WatersJulia Waters
As Dancer #3
Marques HoustonMarques Houston
As Eli Black
Maxine WatersMaxine Waters
As Dancer #2
Michael RalphMichael Ralph
As Spencer Boyer
Oren WatersOren Waters
As Dancer #1
Patrick Y. MalonePatrick Y. Malone
As Terrell Walker
Thomas HobsonThomas Hobson
As Boy #2
Main Cast
Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy
As Whitley Marion Gilbert-Wayne
Kadeem HardisonKadeem Hardison
As Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
Darryl M. BellDarryl M. Bell
As Ron Johnson
Charnele BrownCharnele Brown
As Kimberly Reese
Cree SummerCree Summer
As Winifred "Freddie" Brooks
Lou MyersLou Myers
As Vernon Gaines
Ajai SandersAjai Sanders
As Gina Deveaux
Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith
As Lena James
Karen Malina WhiteKaren Malina White
As Charmaine Tyesha Brown
Episode Notes
Glynn Turman does not appear in this episode.

This episode was scheduled to air July 8, 1993, but did not air. A repeat of Wings aired in its place.

Cultural References
Title: A Rock, a River, a Lena

This episode title is based on the line "A rock, a river, a tree" from the Maya Angelou poem On the Pulse of Morning.

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