Rhode Island lawmakers took a moment to honor Central Falls native Viola Davis, Wednesday. The House passed a resolution to congratulate Davis- the first black woman to win an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar for acting.
This award’s season Davis won a Golden Globe and Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress categories for her role in “Fences,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.
Davis has often reflected on her Central Falls upbringing where she grew up in poverty. The actress is known to have raised funds for the city’s high school and library in the past.