American Masters

Lena Waithe on why Cicely Tyson's hair was revolutionary

Clip: 01/18/2021 | 1m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

Writer, producer, and actor Lena Waithe explains why the hair of Black women can be revolutionary, and how Cicely Tyson's decision to wear hers naturally was an inspiration to many other Black women.

Aired: 01/18/21

Rating: NR

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