Actress/Honoree and Harlemite Cicely Tyson attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television at Cipriani’s on Wall Street on Wednesday, May 13,, 2015 in New York City.
“Television, more than any other medium, has paved the way for social change, and this momentous African-American tribute is a great expression of the Paley Center’s mission to highlight the critical role of media within our society,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.
“I am honored to participate in The Paley Center for Media’s remarkable tribute to African-American achievements in television to showcase the rich diversity of expression and creativity over seventy years,” said Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., special advisor of the Paley Center tribute.
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Other guests included Mara Brock Akil, Anthony Anderson, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Julius Erving, Gwen Ifill, Wynton Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Strahan, Larry Wilmore, and Oprah Winfrey Among Special Guests Participating in Groundbreaking Event