Living legend Cicely Tyson is the recipient of the Peabody Awards’ Career Achievement Award.
According to Deadline, honor is bestowed on individuals whose work and commitment to broadcasting and digital media have left an indelible mark on the field and in American culture.
There is no one more deserving of the honor than Queen Cicely, whose career began in 1951 and has spanned over 7 decades in her unforgettable roles in Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, King, The Women of Brewsters Place, The Rosa Parks Story and countless others.
Peabody Board of Jurors said:
With her award-winning performances, Tyson has taught us to champion a world of possibility for social justice, creativity, vitality, and joy.
Through her career, she has demonstrated the importance of imagining human freedom, the power of struggle, the grace of sacrifice, and the importance of witnessing in a nation desperate to reckon with itself. Her powerful command of her craft and her lifelong dedication to make work that entertains and challenges helps us find our ethical and moral bearings, inviting us to ponder the qualities that make for an ethical and moral life.
What the Cicely Tyson Tribute video below:
Congratulations on an honor well-deserved!