Actress Taraji P. Henson has been awarded the key to the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star was invited to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Ualr) on Monday (04Feb13) to address students as the keynote speaker to kick off Black History Month, and local officials decided to take advantage of her visit and recognise the Oscar nominee for her career achievements during a special ceremony on Wednesday (06Feb13).

Sharing a photo of her plaque on her page, she writes, "Thank you Mayor Mark Stodola, the Little Rock Board of Directors for the Key to your city! This is a first!"