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Distinguished Women Of Color Honored For Outstanding Work In Film

img_3088Distinguished Women of Color were honored for their outstanding work in film and television at this year’s #BronzeLens

Oscar-nominated actress Margaret Avery was just one of the trailblazing women honored at this year’s BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon.

Avery, who is best known for her role as Shug Avery in the 1985 film The Color Purple, is a recipient of the Legendary Superstar award. She is one of five distinguished women of color recognized for their work in front of and behind the lens.

“It’s such an honor to be here with women of color who’ve accomplished so much because when we accomplish something we really accomplish something,” said 73-year-old Avery, speaking on stage as she collected her award.

“When I first started out I couldn’t get an agent and I said to myself one day they’ll be a call for my type.”

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