Warwick's Author Livestream: Cicely Tyson & Whoopi Goldberg
This event is in partnership with the non-profit Girls Write Now and instagrammer/blogger Well Read Black Girl. The event will include a live introduction by Miss Tyson’s editor; a 30 minute pre-taped conversation between Miss Tyson and Whoopi Goldberg; and a live Q&A as Miss Tyson and her editor take questions.
In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history. -Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony. Tyson is an actress, lecturer, activist, and one of the most respected talents in American theater and film history. From her starring role on Broadway in The Blacks (1961), to the Emmy-nominated 1999 HBO film A Lesson Before Dying, her work has garnered critical and commercial applause for more than sixty years. Her two Emmys for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman made her the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress. In 2013, Ms. Tyson won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful. A capstone achievement came in 2018, when she became the first Black woman to receive an honorary Oscar. The Board of Governors voted unanimously to honor her with the award, which came 45 years after her Academy Award nominated performance in Sounder.