Cicely Tyson Creates History; Becoming The First Black Actress To Receive Honorary Oscar

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The living legend #CicelyTyson has recently created history; becoming the first Black Actress to win an honorary Oscar from the academy !

According to #PeopleMagazine ; super talented actors, directors and producers #AvaDuVernay , #TylerPerry and #QuincyJones presented Tyson with the long overdue award. “the seed for so many of us, the rose that we adore.”stated DuVernay .

Tyson has a long history of numerous historic roles within both film and television, no one is more deserving of this moment. She also received this honor just one month before her 94th birthday!