Washington D.C has officially declared February 8 as Taraji P. Henson Day.
This proclamation was made by the Mayor of Washington D.C, Muriel Bowser.
The “Empire” actress was handed the special honour on Friday, the 8th of February 2019 at the Office of the Mayor in Washington, D.C.
The mayor of Washington D.C also took to his Instagram page to make the announcement. He wrote:
“I officially proclaim February 8th @tarajiphenson Day! As a native Washingtonian she has inspired future generations to shoot for the stars 🌟, including our very own #Socialgrlz: Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner, and Bria Snell! #DCproud, #HUbison.”
This honour was given to her in recognition of her contribution to the city.
The 48-year-old actress also took to her Instagram page to share excitement, she wrote:
“And then THIS HAPPENED!!!! I am just so honoured?? From an #aroundthewaygirl with dreams, I thank you @mayor_bowser and the entire city for riding with me for all of my life!!! ?? #GodIs ?????”
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