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Children create portraits of influential African-Americans

The winner of the competition joined us on WECT News First at Four, showing off her artwork.  (Source: WECT) The winner of the competition joined us on WECT News First at Four, showing off her artwork.  (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The winner of a children's art competition used crayons to create a portrait of Maya Angelou, the late poet, writer and civil rights leader.

The competition was put on by U.S. Cellular.

Children from the Brigade Boys & Girls Club were asked to draw or paint portraits of influential African-Americans.

The top 10 finalists were selected to have their works displayed at U.S. Cellular stores eastern North Carolina.

The public voted for the winner, who joined us on WECT News First at Four.

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