The Paley Center for Media, a nonprofit institution that showcases the importance and impact of media on our society, will honor African American achievements in television at a special tribute ceremony later this month.
Notable figures Tyra Banks, Diahann Carroll, Don Cheadle, Louis Gossett Jr. and Regina King are among an impressive list of African American talent who will be in attendance. The ceremony will celebrate the achievements and contributions made by Blacks in a wide array of genres such as drama, comedy, news/talk, sports and music across seven decades.
"The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television reflects Paley's overall mission to shine a light on the pivotal role media plays in shaping our society and culture," said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media in a release. "We're so thrilled to have tremendous support from Paley's Tribute Committee, Presenting Sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the contributors and talent that are helping us lead the conversation about the significant achievements made by African Americans in television over the last seventy years."
The event, which will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Wilshire. Visit paley.me/tribute for more information.