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Posted on: May 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] The Minnie Lee Davis Harris Recreation Center

Mrs. Minnie Lee Davis Harris began working for the Winston-Salem Recreation department in 1948. In 1950 Mrs. Harris became the first African American female Recreation Center Director in the department. She worked at Skyland Recreation Center for 20 years before transferring to the new 14th Street Center built in 1967. She continued to work as a Recreation Center Director until she retired in 1971. Throughout the years, Mrs. Harris instilled quality values and expectations in the lives of thousands of children and adults she worked with.

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