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Office of the Mayor - March 19, 2018

City residents are invited to join Mayor Allen Joines and city officials at the dedication ceremony of the Distinguished Women in the Arts display at Winston Square Park at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22.

The display honors the achievements of actor Rosemary Harris, poet Nell Davis Britton, actor and educator Flonnie T. Anderson and the late Earline King, a sculptor.

Harris is an internationally known Tony-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress whose long career stretches back to 1952 and most recently included appearances on the big screen from 2002-2007 as Peter Parker’s adoptive mother in the "Spider-Man" trilogy.

Anderson broke the color barrier on stage in Winston-Salem in 1956 when she became the first African-American actor to perform in the Little Theatre's production of "The Cruicible," and later became the company's first African-American director, all while teaching for 31 years in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. 

Britton is an award-winning poetry slam artist who has published several books of poetry and has written and scored musicals, including "To Build a Dream -- The True Story of George Henry Black."

King, who passed away in 2011, was a prolific artist whose work is exhibited in international galleries and who completed 345 commissions over her long career, including many public-art works.

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