Research television programs from the 1950’s and 1960’s, you will be required to write an essay about how African Americans were portrayed in shows that were broadcast during this era. Describe how television helped to shape the image of Black America during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Discuss racial stereotyping.
Research “The Cosby Show” from the 1980’s. How was “The Cosby Show” different from these earlier television shows (Good Times, Sanford & Son, etc.) in terms of the depiction of African American popular culture? Give examples.
One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in your essay.