PBS Breaking Barriers

PBS’ Pioneers of Television traces the story of people of color on American television in “Breaking Barriers” — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei, who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. Watch this video for...

That Bill Cosby thin...

as explained by Bucky Balls Well, Cosby was the first major cross over artist into the happy white world. There was Sammy Davis, and Harry Belafonte, Paul Robeson and Jack Johnson, there was Sachmo and Nat King Cole and others, but they were not allowed into the happy white world. Their...

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