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The Evolution of Black Television

The Emmy-award winning series When They See Us was groundbreaking in depicting the systemic ills of the criminal justice system to the Central Park Five-who were all men of color.

The show follows a recent trend in television with black leads, which feature a wide array of stories that depict more dramatic, socially conscious themes. 

The evolution from shows such as Good Times of the 1970’s and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of the 1990’s, to blackish and Queen Sugar of today shows a progression in messaging and themes.

Today on All Sides, the evolution of black-led television.



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