Viewing for the late Cicely Tyson at the Abyssinian Baptist Church (301781)
Credit: Bill Moore photo

Winter weather notwithstanding, hundreds bore the inclement strains to stand in line in order to pay respects to the elegant actress and activist Cicely Tyson, who passed away Jan. 28, 2021, aged 96. The viewing at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church saw a steady line from Malcolm X Blvd between 137 and 138 Streets in Harlem for hours. From playing Harriet Tubman as ‘Moses,’ to iconic roles in ‘Roots,’ ‘Sounder,’ ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ this daughter of Harlem drew the respect of fans the world over.