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First in Their Fields

Posted on 2/17/2012 by Don Dwiggins

First in Their Fields

In honor of this year's Black History Month theme: "African American Women in History and Culture" we are proud to present the stories of three local African American women who have achieved "firsts in their field."

Business woman and entrepreneur Mutter Evans was the first African American woman to both own and operate a radio station (WAAA) in the United States.

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin rose steadily through the ranks before being named the first African American and first female Library Director of the Forsyth County Public Library System.

Denise Franklin became the first African American female to co-anchor local newscasts on WXII Television. She currently works as the General Manager for WFDD FM 88.5 radio station.

Friday, February 24th
Central Library 10 am