Historical Notes Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Leonard White lived in Brooklyn. A former student of ballet and modern dance, Leonard continued to enjoy the performing arts, frequenting operas and other shows at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. He also collected West African art. Leonard was a technician with Verizon. On September 11, he was at work on the South Tower’s 110th floor. Leonard was 57 years old.
Curator's Comment One of eight siblings, Leonard White frequently traveled from Brooklyn to see family in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. While there, he encouraged his nieces and nephews to pursue art and music. Leonard cherished going to the opera, exploring art galleries, and attending Broadway shows. Impressed by the elaborate giraffe costumes in a production of The Lion King, Leonard began collecting giraffe figurines. His family continues to collect giraffe-related memorabilia in his honor. HIDE