On January 28th, 2021, we lost a beloved legend – our twin flame has ascended from this earthly plane beyond the veil to the heavens. This is part 1 of a 2 part special exploring the truth of Toni Morrison’s maxim – “You are your own best thing.” This soulful love note to the ancestor and incandescent spirit of Cicely Tyson is celebrated by some of the brightest Hollywood and Broadway prodigies to have known or worked with her. Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Tim Reid, LaChanze, and Tori Reid give their stirring recollections of Cicely Tyson, a singular luminescence. Cicely Tyson is our twin flame, a spirit separated from one body but reflecting the light of all of us, for all of us, to all of us. More than an actress, performer, Hollywood wunderkind, or civil rights activist, she is reminisced upon as our love, the exemplar of excellence, matriarchal regality, the greatest of all time, and an unrelenting warrior queen. 

Cicely Tyson… was our own best thing.

Executive Producer: Patrick A. Howell.