Red Carpet Recap: Paley Center Hosts Tribute to African-Americans on TV

The Paley Center for Media hosted a star-studded tribute to African-American achievements in television. The evening was also a celebration the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of BET. From Oprah Winfrey to Kerry Washington, here's your red carpet recap.

ESSENCE.COM May, 14, 2015

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Kerry Washington attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Gabrielle Union at the Paley Center for Media Hosts a Tribute to African American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Michael Strahan and Oprah Winfrey at the Paley Center for Media Hosts a Tribute to African American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Singer Gladys Knight attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Actress Cicely Tyson attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Actress Phylicia Rashad attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Shemar Moore attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Kelly McCreary attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Uzo Aduba attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Entertainer Brandy Norwood attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Omari Hardwick attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Anthony Anderson attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Gayle King attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Producer Lee Daniels attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (

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Chef Carla Hall attends the The Paley Center For Media hosts a tribute to African-American achievements in television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Cheryl Wills attends A Tribute To African-American Achievements In Television hosted by The Paley Center For Media at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (

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Alicia Quarles attends The Paley Center for Media hosts a Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.