The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Mourning The Loss of a True Queen

Cicely Tyson spent her entire career shattering racial stereotypes.

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Cicely Tyson, the stage, screen and television actress whose vivid portrayals of strong African-American women shattered racial stereotypes in the dramatic arts of the 1970s, propelling her to stardom and fame as an exemplar for civil rights, died on Thursday. She was 96.

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