Great Movies: African American Television Shows

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Backstairs at the White House Backstairs at the White House
1979 - Acorn Media
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The classic miniseries about two remarkable women and the eight First Families they served.Their unrivaled behind-the-scenes access gives White House staff a uniquely personal view of history in the making. Two remarkable women in one family served as White House maids over a period spanning five decades and eight administrations from Taft to Eisenhower. …More

The Cosby Show: Season 1

The Cosby Show
1984 -1992 Millennium Media Services
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Television series depicting a close-knit and prosperous African American family dwelling in New York City. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and his wife Clair, an attorney, are a happily married, dual-profession couple with aspirations of raising their 5 children in an uplifting, positive environment.



The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: The Complete Sixth Season

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

1990-96 Warner Home Video
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans..

Good Times: The Complete First Season

 

Good Times
1974 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects.. …More

In Living Color: Season One In Living Color
1990 -1994 Twentieth Century-Fox
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show featuring Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and Chris Rock.

The Jeffersons: The Complete First Season

 

The Jeffersons
1975-1985 Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants


Martin: The Complete Second Season Martin
1992-1997 - HBO Home Video
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The random misadventures of Martin Payne, an abrasive, loud-mouthed (though somewhat insecure) Detroit talk show host and his assortment of friends and enemies.



Roots

 

Roots
1977 - Warner Home Video
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendents' liberation.


Roots Roots: The Next Generation
1979 - Warner Home Video
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.



Sanford & Son: The First Season

 

Sanford & Son
1972-1977 Sony Pictures Home Ent
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Soul Food

 

Soul Food
2000-2004 Paramount Home Video
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Explore the relationship between three sisters, the men in their lives, and their children. Once again, the Joseph family faces everyday struggles, drama, and warmth that every family can relate