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Michelle Obama Honors Star Cicely Tyson At Screening

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February 24, 2014 AT 2:38 PM
Michelle Obama says African-American History Month is about "honoring those who came before us" and "resolving to do our part to live up to that example." The first lady spoke Monday at a White House screening of Lifetime Television's film version of the play The Trip to Bountiful . The movie stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer, who discussed the film after the viewing. Mrs. Obama said the month is also about honoring African-Americans who have set an example.