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Paralegal Stacy Foushee reflects on the life of Black Trailblazer Cicely Tyson

In honor of Black History Month, I would like to pay tribute to the late, great, trailblazer, Cicely Tyson. Cicely has always influenced me as she profoundly exemplified black excellence with such amazing grace, dignity and resilience. She humbly used her career as a platform for blacks to be seen as human beings.

In a recent interview, Tyson was asked what she wanted us to remember about her and she replied, “I did my best.” With each passing day, my aim in life is to be humble, gracious and faithful, while doing my very best!

Cicely Tyson was also a beloved soror who helped mold a legacy to make Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. into a powerful force – more than a sorority.

L&B accounting professional Melody Sperry says it this way: “Cicely Tyson showed true character on and off the screen by her perseverance and determination to succeed.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Cicely Tyson attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)