Cicely Tyson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Actress Cicely Tyson in 2015
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Actress Cicely Tyson's career will be celebrated during this year's Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.

The CBC Foundation announced that the 91-year-old actress, along with Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts.


“With a lifetime of entertaining and educating us, this year’s honorees have also distinguished themselves as remarkable leaders and passionate advocates for the arts and arts education,” CBCF President and CEO A. Shuanise Washington said in a press release. “Their outstanding contributions and continuing commitment to the arts make them ideal to help elevate the visibility of the CBC Spouses Visual and Performance Arts Scholarship Program. The awards are conferred on artists whose legacy includes not only extraordinary works but a commitment to cultivating future generations of artists.”

The event will take place Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C.

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