Photos: The Evolution of Cicely Tyson

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Blazing a Trail

Throughout her career, actress Cicely Tyson has enchanted audiences with her striking beauty and passionate performances on screens big and small. On March 19, during BET Network’s Leading Women Defined summit in Washington, D.C., the legendary actress was honored for her infallible ability to bring bold, Black female characters to life in roles that shook up the status quo in Hollywood. Take a look back at some of her most dynamic roles.— Britt Middleton

The Bill Cosby Show (1970),  as Mildred Hermosa. 

(Photo: Bill Cosby, Jemmin, Inc.)

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