Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Harlem Honors 'Mockingbird' Actress Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton, a former Harlem resident, was honored by the Harlem community for her acting career and for being a positive role model for young people. The former harlem resident, received her honor at the Museum of the City of New York with about 250 middle school students in attendance. There also was a screening and discussion of the movie,To Kill a Mockingbird, which starred Gregory Peck and was based on the Harper Lee novel of the same name. To Kill a Mockingbird, set in a small Alabama town during the 1930s, examines the life of Finch, a lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape.

Hamilton, who's the only surviving black adult actor with a speaking role in the 1962 classic film, said
"I think it is terrific," ... "I'm very pleased and very surprised."

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