A Tribute to African-Americans In Television

The Paley Center for Media will pay homage to African-American achievements recognizing and celebrating historic contributions in television.

The center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Act Rights Act as well as the 35th anniversary of network, BET. Industry pioneers will also share television moments that have impacted American culture.

Oprah, Lee Daniels, and Michael Strahan are among the guests and presenters that are set to attend the black-tie event.

In a press release, Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media made the following statement:

“Television, more than any other medium, has paved the way for social change, and this momentous African-American tribute is a great expression of the Paley Center’s mission to highlight the critical role of media within our society.”

Other guests expected to attend the event are, Mara Brock Akil, Anthony Anderson, Diahann Carroll, Julius Erving, Gwen Ifill, Wynton Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad, Cicely Tyson and Larry Wilmore.

The celebration will take place Wednesday, May 13th at the Paley Center for Media in New York City.