Cosmonauts | Day 1 | Cicely Tyson
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Cicely Tyson was a Cosmonaut. A woman before her time. Her work was exquisite. It broke down barriers and opened up doors. The pioneer of "Black is Beautiful."  A woman whose ebony skin and complex braid patterns disarmed the world and made space for the rest of us to show up in our unique boldness. A woman who knew how to use her voice and often used it to remind all of us to adjust our crowns. In her, we saw the best version of ourselves and the elegance and grace our own mothers and grandmothers reflected back to us. She gave everything she had for 96 years and today we honor her legacy with our first walk of this series. Come to the pavement for the celebration and the inspiration. Leave with the lessons that Cicely Tyson left for all of us.

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