Maya Angelou & Cicely Tyson

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is an American actress. 5.0/5

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Roots is just too much for my spirit. But Cicely Tyson giving birth at the beginning and Maya Angelou,as her midwife just...
I love black women like Cicely Tyson man... Or like Maya Angelou.
“Cicely Tyson spoke at Maya Angelou's birth and funeral. Let that rest on your spirits.”
And there's Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson giving us a masterclass in this seemingly si...
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson recounts the friendship and bond that spanned over fifty years with Maya Angelou at Maya Angelou's Memorial Service on 6/7/2014
Actress Cicely Tyson delivers remarks at the Maya Angelou Memorial Service. We've posted the unedited full remarks here. Subscribe to WXII on YouTube now for...
In Case You Missed It! First Lady, Michelle Obama gave a wonderful, inspiring speech at the Memorial Service held for Dr. Maya Angelou this weekend. Former President Bill Clinton, Cicely Tyson and many others attended the ceremony to pay their respects to The Phenomenal Woman. "The first time I read “Phenomenal Woman”, I was struck by how she celebrated black women’s beauty like no one had ever dared to before. (Applause.) Our curves, our stride, our strength, our grace. Her words were clever and sassy; they were powerful and sexual and boastful. And in that one singular poem, Maya Angelou spoke to the essence of black women, but she also graced us with an anthem for all women –- a call for all of us to embrace our God-given beauty. And, oh, how desperately black girls needed that message. As a young woman, I needed that message. As a child, my first doll was Malibu Barbie. (Laughter.) That was the standard for perfection. That was what the world told me to aspire to. But then I discovered Maya An ...
In case you missed Michelle Obama's amazing speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial at Wake Forest University this morning, here is the transcript. To the family—Guy, to all of you—to the friends, President Clinton, Oprah, my mother Cicely Tyson, Ambassador Young—let me just share something with you: My mother, Marian Robinson, never cares about anything I do. But when Dr. Maya Angelou passed, she said, “You’re going, aren’t you?” I said, “Well, Mom, I’m not really sure, I have to check with my schedule’ she said “You are going. Right?” I said “Well, I’m gonna get back to you, I have to check with the people, figure it out.” I came back and said that I was scheduled to go and she said “That’s good. Now I’m happy.” It is such a profound honor—truly a proud honor—to be here today on behalf of myself and my husband as we celebrate one of the greatest spirits our world has ever known, our dear friend Dr. Maya Angelou. In the Book of Psalms it reads, “I praise you for ...
If you missed the remarks by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Cicely Tyson at today's Maya Angelou service, or you'd like to watch them again, we've posted the links below. OPRAH: CLINTON: TYSON: touching lives even in her passing..GOD bless you Maya Angelou what a shining example of a life well lived :3 **
They all making me cry right now...as I watch the Memorial Service of Dr. Maya Angelou, I sit here wiping my tears as Oprah cries while speaking of Maya and how she called her Mama Maya, before that Bill Clinton had me crying, before that Cicely Tyson had me crying etc...they all making me cry and we still got others to speak...I can hardly wait to see what Michelle Obama will say...Oh dear...now someone singing gospel soul song STAND...I'm crying so hard as I type this..Please please please.Jesus take the wheel...
The tribute for Maya Angelou is so moving the Winans, Cicely Tyson, Oprah, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and more all spoke such heartfelt words of their experience meeting such an awesome woman.
“This bond is a tie that will not be broken. I will love you always.” – Cicely Tyson on Dr. Maya Angelou, her friend of more than 50 years
If you're not watching the Memorial Service for our mother Dr. Maya Angelou, you're missing out on a soul stirring testimony on the life and legacy of Dr. Angelou given by The illustrious Cicely Tyson. She's speaking about her 50 year bond with Dr. Maya Angelou, Maya's relationship with Abbey Lincoln and sharing one amazing story after the other. "We've lost a rock" "This bond is a tie that will never be broken"
Watching the funeral services of the late great Maya Angelou. There's a ton of people here in Winston Salem: Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Andrew Young, and many, many more.
Good morning to all my Beautiful sisters of God, I'd like to first say I love you and you are Beautiful, lets stop tearing one another down but lets build one another up, using our time, talent and treasures to help another young lady. we all started as a child and grew into Woman or still growing lets be like Maya Angelou, Della Reese, Cicely Tyson, Lena Horne, Rosa Parks, Madam CJ walker, Ruby Dee, Oprah Winfrey, Yolanda Adams Roberta Flack, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Shirley Ceaser, Great Leader and women of God I will Honor and write about these great Woman, the whole month of June praying God bless me to make a difference in even my own life as well as my daughters, other young girls and Woman. I will read with my daughter and teach them of these Great Woman. Today is not my yesterday and change is in every second of the day. God thank you for all these beautiful blessed woman of God.TRu DIVAS!
Maya Angelou - 'Still I Rise'  and quotes by the internationally celebrated poet and author Angelou obituaryWriter, poet and civil rights campaigner lauded for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The writer Maya Angelou, who has died aged 86, won acclaim forher first autobiographical memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), a scathing and sardonic indictment of the racial discrimination she experienced as a child in Arkansas and California. "If growing up is painful for the southern black girl," she wrote, "being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult." The book is also a celebration of the strength and integrity of black women such as Angelou's grandmother, who enforced the respect of white adults and endured the impudence of white children. Unlike Richard Wright's autobiographical Black Boy (1945), which has a similar setting and theme, it gives a sympathetic and compassionate account of a beleaguered black community whil ...
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i have now listened to Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Alfre Woodard, and Kerry Washington read the Sojourner Truth "Ain't I A Woman"
I'm I the only one watching Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball right now on Own, I am a sucker for inspirational TV. Maya Angelou, Angela Basset, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Halle Barry, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Michelle Obama, Tyra, Naomi Campbell etc. all in one room. I swear only Oprah can pull something like this, sheesh I wish I was there.
Watching "Oprah's Legends Ball" is giving me chills. To see so many successful and beautiful African American women is so inspiring! It's so unfortunate that young black girls in this generation may never know who Ruby Dee Davis, Maya Angelou, or Cicely Tyson is (just to name a few).
white dude posted a pic of Cicely Tyson sayin "RWG to the greatest poet, Maya Angelou" lmmfao smh
Sitting here watching Oprah's "Legends Ball" that she hosted in 2006. Her invitation list included such beautiful and positive African American women as Dr. Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Roberta Flake, Shirley Caesar, Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Diahann Carroll, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Michelle Obama, Della Reese, and Angela Bassett, just to name a few. These women are the shoulders upon which we stand as black women. Their lives, their work, their contributions, and their legend is what we should strive to emulate and pattern ourselves after. I was deeply moved and inspired to be better and do better, and encourage you to do the same in becoming a "living legend."
lets have an evening for the great Dr Maya Angelou Sunday 6/1 starting at 5pm on OWN lets watch this with the next generation so they can hear and see some impactful word from a great woman 5pm conversation with Dr Maya Angelou 6pm & 7pm repeat of last year super soul Sunday one of Dr Angelou last sit down 8pm Oprah's Legends Ball honoring twenty-five African American women in art, entertainment, and civil rights. an at 9pm master class with Dr. Maya Angelou The 25 women included Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Coretta Scott King, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Della Reese, Diana Ross, Naomi Sims, Tina Turner, Cicely Tyson, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick, and Nancy Wilson.[1]us this Sunday as we honor the life and lessons of the phenomenal woman, Dr. Maya Angelou.
As much as I may criticize Tyler Perry as a director/ writer I will give him praise & props for including new and older actors/ personalities in his movies. Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Kathy Bates, Journey Smillette & the new, new people of a certain age that may have never broken into the buisness had he not cast them and keep giving them work on stage, TV & Movies. My opinion of him as a director is nothing compared to the amount of real work he has created for the community.
Photo: midniwithmaddy: Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson took a moment to pose with author Maya Angelou on her...
Charles Gordone - (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he devoted much of his professional life to the pursuit of multi-racial American theater and racial unity. a heritage of African American, Native American, and European background. Gordone served in the U.S. Air Force and, afterwards, moved to California where he soon married his first wife Juanita Barton in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Gordone continued acting and began directing. At one point, he sang and played guitar in a calypso band. He co-founded both the Committee for the Employment of *** Performers and the Vantage Theater in Queens. His acting credits included Brother Jerro in "The Trials of Brother Jerro Bohem," Hickey in "Of Mice and Men," and The Valet in Jean Genet's The Blacks (1961–1966) alongside of James Earl Jones, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, and many other Black actors who went . ...
So I got the number 4..:) 1. I'm 5'9 2. My right eye is blue from surgery &lightens up when I cry 3. I dream of sitting with Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad,Ruby Dee, and Angela Basset & just listen 4. My professor compared my writings to Alice Walker
Barbara Jordan, Maya Angelou, and Cicely Tyson (as Miss Jane Pittman, of course).
Some look in History books for inspiring people like Joan of Arc or Rosa Parks, or on TV like Cicely Tyson or Maya Angelou. One woman (1/4)
The 2nd Episode of "Blackout Television" will be available later tonight. Subscribe. Don't miss it. In episode The Morning Blackout Team brings in a reunion of the cast of "Roots," including stars Louis Gossette Jr, Cicely Tyson, Levar Burton, and Maya Angelou. PLUS, we're introduced to BTN's radio station, KWLB "The Soul of America," with the "Free Range" morning crew: Big Dickie Black, 2Tone, and Booty Stank. Don't miss it.
Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou at the same table. it leaves me starstruck...
You can learn so much from older people; Your grandparents, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Shirley Caesar, etc.
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Alphas calling Kappas *** is like Cicely Tyson calling Maya Angelou old , I dont get it
People I have to ask "are they still alive" Morgan Freeman, Betty White, Bill Cosby, Bob Barker, Maya Angelou, Hugh Hefner, Cicely Tyson...
I love when Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou talk about love in madea family vacation... Love is many things but it's never unsure
I believe in that old love... A love so strong that it just seems like you are one.a heart beat that beats the same song.finishing each others sentences.an opportunity that few people ever get on this earth being blessed by God to share time and space with someone He created just for me.to be divinely favored and blessed by God! Love is many things it's varied one thing that it is not is unsure! I love Cicely Tyson & Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou been sipping that same drank as Morgan Freeman and Cicely Tyson them.
Now watching Madea's Family Reunion. Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou together is always a treat
Susan B Anthony, Ruby Dee, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, Viola Gregg Luizzo, Constance Curry, Joan C. Browning, Dorothy Dawson Burlage, Penny Patch, Theresa Del Pozzo, Sue Thrasher, Elaine DeLott Baker, Emmie Schrader Adams, Casey Hayden, Dorothy Dandridge, Coretta Scott King, Myrlie Evers, Diane Dyan French Cole...too many to name. If you do not know who some of these women are, make it your mission to know them before November and thank them as you cast your ballot! Praise be to God!
And I know she is respected soqu'elle.And uplift her name‘Cause she's all we have So heavenly, we will see, yes, we will, yes, we will.Said, you heard what God said God said that yes, he'd build man first,But guess what (What?) said that He said she's there to be by your side,Not under you, not on you, but right beside you,that's right, 50/50 love Give me a “W' (“O'), give me a “M' (“E') Give me a “N' (Yes, what you say, wo-women) Say women, yeah, yeah (Women, women) Say women, yeah, yeah These are natural women Say Janet Jackson, that's a natural woman Say Barbara Jordan, she's a natural woman Whitney Houston, she's a woman Say Hillary Clinton, that's a woman,Winnie Mandela that's a natural woman Gloria Estefan, that's a woman Angela Bassett, that's a woman Tina Turner, that's a woman Maya Angelou, she's a woman Miss Patti Labelle, that's a woman Mrs. King, Diana Ross, Mrs. X, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson Nicole Brown, Selena, rest in peace Yeah,My Mother a natural woan Come on say ...
I love me some Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou & Phylicia Rashad.
Maya Angelou, Oprah, Cicely Tyson, Whitney, Barbara Jordan, iyanla Vanzant.. Need I go on? Cuz I can
I am not sure who watched the DNC last night but Michele Obama is one of the most influential women along with Coretta Scott King; Betty Shabazz; Maya Angelou; Angela Davis; Cicely Tyson; Rosa Parks; etc. Her speech showed compassion and respect and most of all love for her family. She is one of many women (black; white; etc) that truly stand by her man and support him with pure love and respect. I am not a crier but I was totally moved by her speech. It is the women that I mentioned above that make me proud to be woman. All Women ROCK!
Somebody set me up a lunch date with Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson
Like on Madea's Family Reunion when Cicely Tyson & Maya Angelou was at the kitchen table talmbout love...that was a very REAL convo
I'm really waiting for Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou to come out now
can I ask what does older black celebrities like Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Cicely Tyson have to say since they felt more pain
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Cicely Tyson may actually be Maya Angelou's grandma
In the audience at the Beacon NYC tonight, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Gale King. What an honor!
And then the next thing you know, Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou pop up and start shaming you about your choices and telling you how to live.
The speeches gave by Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou on Madea's Family Reunion was great.
Madea's Family Reunion movie...love listening to old people talk, Maya Angelou & Cicely Tyson!
Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson. I love these women.
While planning her Family Reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces. Also stars Cicely Tyson and the poet Maya Angelou.
Cicely Tyson & Maya Angelou both said u know what? I'll just live forever
Lmao said The Lord has truly shown Cicely Tyson favor! She gas been old since I was a child her and Maya Angelou
During the Civil War, Cicely Tyson played spades with Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, and Ida B. Wells.
Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou decided to die whenever they feel like it.
Cicely Tyson played spades with Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, and Maya Angelou during the Civil War era.
So glad ppl like Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson & MY GRANDMOTHERS get to see an African American Family in the White House. God is good!
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