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Hundreds pay respects to actor Cicely Tyson at her viewing

People have traveled across the country and stood in a block-long line to pay respects to Cicely Tyson at a public viewing. As it began on a wintry Monday morning, hundreds of admirers of the pioneering Black actor lined up outside Harlem’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. Some said they had come from as far as Atlanta or Los Angeles to be there. The New York-born Tyson died Jan. 28, at […]

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Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who earned an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” has died. She was 96. A onetime model, Tyson began her screen career with bit parts but gained fame in the early 1970s when Black women were finally starting […]

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