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Terrence Howard, Tyler Perry, Regina King to Appear at Paley Center’s Tribute to African-Americans in TV

Ava Duvernay, Tyra Banks, Quincy Jones and more also attending event in October

Paley Center’s Hollywood Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television will feature guests including “Empire” star Terrence Howard, “Key and Peele’s” Keegan-Michael Key, recent Emmy winner Regina King.

Tyra Banks, Diahann Carroll, Don Cheadle, Ava DuVernay, Louis Gossett Jr., Quincy Jones, Tyler Perry, Wesley Snipes, and Keenen Ivory Wayans are also among stars slated to attend to honor notable contributions made by African-Americans in a wide array of television genres: drama, comedy, news and talk, sports, and music-across seven decades.

The evening will also feature a salute to BET’s 35th anniversary, and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the role of television as a pivotal platform for addressing important issues, breaking down barriers, and creating social change.

“The Paley Center for Media’s Hollywood Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television reflects Paley’s overall mission to shine a light on the pivotal role media plays in shaping our society and culture,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, in a statement. “We’re so thrilled to have tremendous support from Paley’s Tribute Committee, Presenting Sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the contributors and talent that are helping us lead the conversation about the significant achievements made by African-Americans in television over the last seventy years.”

The event will take place on Monday, Oct 26 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.