Phylicia Rashad

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16 Sep, 2014

Phylicia Rashad speech

Rashad speaks at the YWCA Inspire Luncheon about her mother.

She had started what would become very popular in our country years later. Book clubs.

YWCA Inspire Luncheon 2011 Keynote Speech by Phylicia Rashad

7 Feb, 2014

Phylicia Rashad speech

Rashad speaks at The NEA Foundation’s 2014 Salute to Excellence in Education.

When these children become the leaders of tomorrow, this world will be forever changed.

"On the definintion of hope" by Blessed Sheriff, with Phylicia Rashad

10 May, 2013

Tavis Smiley interview


Rashad discusses her career and her latest stage directing projects in this interview for PBS. On directing vs. acting:

Well, first of all, it’s working with the entire production and the entire creative team. You know how that works, how that happens, how to galvanize energies to move in alignment with a vision as the vision is developing. That’s an amazing thing. It’s an amazing experience for me.

17 Mar, 2011

Phylicia Rashad interview


Rashad talks about her mother’s choice to cleverly camouflage racism from her and her siblings back when she was raising them.

My mother, Vivian Ayers, who decided that her children were not going to be scarred by racism.

Maria Hinojosa interviews Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad interview


Rashad talks about her play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof having to be fine tuned to suit African American culture and economic social standards.

Debra has moved the play from the 50’s to the 80’s.

Phylicia Rashad & Adrian Lester Interview (2/2)

4 Nov, 2009

Phylicia Rashad speech

Rashad talks at The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor about Cosby’s positive influence on her while filming The Cosby Show.

I learned the secret of what it means to be great.


6 Jun, 2004

Wins Tony

Rashad wins the Tony Award for Best Actress (Play) at the 58th Annual Tony Awards for portraying Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. She is the first African American woman to win in this category. Rashad thanks her parents, her family, and God. She also speaks of the historical nature of her win.

When I was little my mother taught me I could do anything and I wouldn’t be scarred by racism. ‘This is an honor for any actress and that’s the truth.

Phylicia Rashad wins 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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