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Mayor Sarno Congratulates Springfield’s Own Ruth Carter on Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Dedication

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is proud to congratulate Springfield native and Oscar-winning costume designer, Ruth E. Carter, on her most recent history-making accomplishment: On February 25, 2021, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will dedicate the 2694th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Ruth E. Carter. Carter will be only the second person ever to receive this honor in the costume design category. She is the first black costume designer to be awarded a star.

Mayor Sarno states, “Congratulations to Ruth Carter on this very well-deserved honor. Ruth continues make Springfield proud. She is memorialized here in Springfield at our Union Station on a mural with other prominent black historical figures and I know many of us will be watching the virtual ceremony and cheering Ruth on later this month as she continues to make history. Continued success, Ruth, and God bless.”

The virtual star dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM and streamed live on


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