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  •  Um Gooserock, wasn't Julia on about then too? (0+ / 0-)

    I don't think the show lasted very long, but Diahann Carroll was lovely, and charming, and very very smart, I thought.

    Around this same time there was a show about a schoolteacher called Lucas Tanner, too.

    I miss TV of that quality.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:06:03 PM PST

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    •  "Julia" was two years later (2+ / 0-)
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      and might not have happened if Star Trek hadn't shown that American TV audiences were ready to take Black women seriously.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:30:41 PM PST

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    •  Diahann Carroll (4+ / 0-)

      starred in Julia, the first series with an African-American lead character who wasn't a domestic or in some stereotypical role (cf. Amos and Andy). She played a widowed nurse and mother whose husband was killed when his plane was shot down in Vietnam. This was two very turbulent years after Star Trek debuted.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:39:56 PM PST

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      •  thank y'all. I am glad to know that. (0+ / 0-)

        I thought I remembered she was a widowed mother with a daughter in the show.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:57:20 PM PST

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