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“The Jeffersons” made history as the first series to showcase an upwardly mobile Black family in prime time, and in so doing changed perceptions about African American life on and off screen. For 11 groundbreaking seasons, “The Jeffersons” kept America laughing while exploring hot-button issues like racism, classism, interracial marriage, gender identity and women’s rights.…

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Viola Davis was already a beloved icon for Black women across the nation, but she breathed even more hope into them on Sunday, Sept. 20 when she became the first Black woman in history to take home the Emmy award for Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in “How To Get Away With…

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