African-American Achievements on Television: Oprah, Cicely Tyson, Brandy, Lee Daniels, Kerry Washington & More! [Photos]

Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson

Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson

Last night (May 13th), The Paley Center for Media in New York City paid tribute to African-American achievements in television, saluting seven decades of groundbreaking accomplishments across a diverse group of genres including drama, comedy, news, talk, sports, music, and variety.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Special guests and presenters included Mara Brock Akil, Anthony Anderson, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Julius Erving, Gwen Ifill, Wynton Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Strahan, Cicely Tyson, Larry Wilmore, and Oprah Winfrey among others.

The event was held at the Cipriani Wall Street and included a tribute featuring influential industry pioneers sharing pivotal television moments that have made a lasting impact on American culture.





Al Sharpton, Oprah (attempting a selfie)

Al Sharpton, Oprah (attempting a selfie)

Check out who we spotted on the red carpet & snapping photos behind the scenes!





Brandy, Anthony Anderson

Brandy, Anthony Anderson

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