The Tysons have announced that there will be a public viewing for the late actress. The viewing will take place on February 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, New York. COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced and no photography will be permitted.
Tyson passed away one week ago after dazzling fans for nearly seven decades. Throughout her illustrious career, she modeled for Ebony Magazine, starred in theater productions and emerged as a movie star. Most notably, she was the first Black woman to star in a cable television drama. Her work earned her four honorary degrees, three Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award and an honorary Academy Award.
“She truly was an extraordinary person. There was power, integrity and grace in everything she did and her intention was always to represent the underrepresented,” Morgan Freeman tweeted after Tyson’s passing.
“Cicely Tyson broke barriers and paved the way for so many. She inspired the world with her art, activism, and altruism. Cicely, thank you for your wisdom over the years – I will forever be grateful,” Vice President Kamala Harris added.
Tyson was 96 years young at the time of her passing.