Phylicia Rashad, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Social IssuesMinority GroupsPhylicia RashadTennessee Williams
This TV veteran make Tony history in 2004 when she became the first African American to win the best dramatic actress award for her role as the down-trodden matriarch in "A Raisin in the Sun." Now, as another mother, this time the defiant Big Mama, in the first African American production of... Evan Agostini / Associated Press