“Know that you will not be defeated if you really think positive, about yourself and the life you’ve chosen to live.”
Actress Cicely Tyson won Emmys, a Tony and an honorary Oscar for her acting work over the course of 7 decades, becoming one of the leading, trailblazing black actresses in Hollywood. She died only days after the release of her memoir at the age of 96. Responding to a question once about advice for the young, Tyson responded: “It’s simple. I try always to be true to myself."
by Jenna Lee,