AfterBuzz TV Celebrates Cicely Tyson

In celebration of Black History Month, AfterBuzz TV wants to celebrate Cicely Tyson with ten historical things she accomplished in her life.

Sana Moore

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: February 9th, 2021 4:59 pm pst

Maria Menounos
Keven Undergaro
AfterBuzz TV Founders

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV is the artist-friendly entertainment news platform that celebrates, discusses, interviews, promotes and reports on the widest range of stars, creators and content through video, audio and article publications.

Black History Matters: Cicely Tyson 

Last month, we lost one of the greatest black actresses of all time, Cicely Tyson. To celebrate this icon we have 10 historical things she was able to accomplish during her life.

  • She was the first African-American to star in the TV drama series East Side/West Side in 1963. 
  • She was nominated for 14 Emmys and won three of them! 
  • In 1977, she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame!
  • Flashback! Did you catch her cameo in Willow Smith’s music video “21st Century Girl”
  • She was married to Miles Davis! 
  • Her cousin is Minister Louis Farrakhan!
  • She was the first to wear her natural hair on tv!

Even though she passed away on Jan.28 her legacy will forever live on. 

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About The Author:

Sana Moore is a host at Afterbuzz TV who loves to add her own sparkle all things in entertainment! “Serving you the freshest tea with a dash of brown sugar!” IG: @iam_sana_

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

“We don’t just celebrate and cover the top shows, content and stars, we celebrate and cover ALL the shows, content and stars.”

Maria Menounos

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