Today the world mourns the passing of Cicely Tyson. As much an activist as she was an actress, over seven decades in Hollywood, Tyson broke down many barriers as a Black woman. Thankfully, she is one of the few who was given her flowers right until the end.

From disruptive roles to groundbreaking firsts, Tyson achieved a great deal in her 96 years — 70 of which she spent on stage and on screens, big and small. Here’s a look at some of her most memorable honors and awards.

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