became the first ever TV series that starred an African-American and the very 1st to star an African-American woman until “Diahann Carroll”
did it again in the series “Julia”
that premiered on 17 September 1968
was a situation comedy that followed on the heels of its’ predecessor on Radio but with an entirely New cast of Stars. The show premiered on Tuesday night, 3 October 1950
at 7:30 PM on “ABC”
TV. Each show episode was 30 minutes long and the series aired on the same night, same time and same channel until its’ final episode aired on 22 September 1953
. Three different actresses played the title role--Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, and Louise Beavers.
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