Cicely Tyson was honored at the school that’s named in her honor, The Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts, during the National CARES Mentoring Movement’s third annual For The Love Of Our Children Gala.
An iconic black singer and a legendary black woman enjoy their Blackness in a crowd of black, Black- loving people who are demonstrating black joy by singing kinda on-key. 😂😂 • This video is EVERTHING!
Ms. Tyson recently openee up with Page Six about how her career kicked off when she was first discovered at a hair show.
Tyson made a career out of modeling, and then her acting career began the same way her modeling career did.
“There was a woman in the office, and she asked about me after I left . . . she said [I was] the exact ingénue they were looking for, for this movie.”
“I was just tapped on the shoulder, and someone said, ‘You look like you can be a model.’ I did not know what that was, so I said, ‘How do you do that?’ . . . They explained to me that they have schools that you can go to study.”