Grab a hold of your seat! If you love Cicely Tyson the actress, you’ll enjoy her new memoir ‘Just As I Am’ to be released in 2021.
To add to her accomplishments on both the small and big screen and she’s ready to tell her story. Tyson will chronicle her early career and relationships with important figures like Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ossie, Ruby Davis, Richard Pryor, and James Earl Jones in the autobiography
“At 95, I’m only beginning to fully understand my identity,” said Tyson in a statement obtained by Essence. “The accolades, the lights, the glamour and glitter—they’re all just ornaments on a tree. It is only a tree’s roots, its origins beneath the soil, that can reveal its entire story.”
“Every one of my experiences on the public stage has been rooted in my upbringing, those years spent at my mother’s elbow and in the pews of my church. That was my world. And that foundation, that core, led me to a lifetime of growth—a wondrous journey that has made me who I am.”