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"Tell it like it is"...NBC does!

NBC believes that programs which re-create important moments in Black history-such as those depicted below-are a very important and integral part of each television season.
The many dramatic moments in the lives of these outstanding Black Americans, whose contributions were so prominent in the headlines of the past, many have been forgotten by some and never known to others of this generation. The network is committed to presenting programs which accurately portray Black America not only as it was but as it is. At NBC Black history is a continuing story.

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Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson portray Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta, as they lead freedom marchers in this moving scene from the NBC drama.

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Lou Gossett portrays the first Black county sheriff in the south (Thomas E. Gilmore, who was elected during a period when voter registration was a prime goal of southern Blacks.

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Shirley Jo Finney stars as sprinter Wilma Rudolph, shown receiving instructions from Jason Bernard (as coach Ed Temple), who guided her to a berth in the 1960 Olympics.

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A tired Joe Lewis, portrayed by Bernie Casey, is comforted by his trainer, played by Julius Harris, in this re-creation of Louis' life as a heavyweight Champion.

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