When award-winning actress Cicely Tyson plays a role, she completely immerses herself in the character. From her short hairstyle on the television series East Side/West Side to her cornrows in Sounder, Cicely explains in this clip from Oprah’s Masterclass how her natural hair inspired a movement—and why hairstylists were none too pleased.
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