Remembering Cicely Tyson

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Remembering Cicely Tyson

As we remember Hollywood legend Cicely Tyson, take some time to watch, listen and read with the library about Tyson's long, beautiful life. 

In Her Own Words
Cicely Tyson: Just as I Am, the memoir, was just released on Jan. 26. Read or listen to the book with your library card.

From our Access Video Collection
Watch the moment when President Obama awarded Tyson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Tyson the Actress
Celebrate Tyson's work in theater and in film by watching her performances (have your library card ready).
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the Civil Rights era Jane Pittman
  • A Woman Called Moses: The Life of Harriet Tubman: Another of Tyson's powerful television performances, A Woman Called Moses depicts the life of Harriet Tubman.
  • The Rosa Parks Story: Playing the mother of the civil rights icon, the Rosa Parks Story is another chapter in Tyson's depiction of lives in the civil rights movement.
  • The River Niger: Tyson's work in live theater, like The River Niger, is as important as her work in film and television. 
  • Neighbors: From the Broadway Digital Archive, another of Tyson's theater performances captured in an archival performance.