Black History Month: Check out these black actresses who made history

Mohammed Awal February 14, 2020
Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: February 14, 2020
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Source: Opera Magazine

Cicely Tyson

Tyson is an American actress and former fashion model. In a career spanning more than seven decades, she became known for her portrayal of strong African-American women.

Tyson is the first African American actress to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie for her performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).

She is also the oldest actress to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress (2013) for her role in the play The Trip to Bountiful


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