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How ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reached out to a generation in need

A sitcom stable in the 1990s, Will Smith’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pioneered a new way to portray Black characters and families on television. The shows tells the story and antics of a young, fatherless boy from Philadelphia who moves in with wealthy relatives in California. “The show, through both the seriousness and humor, inspired people like me to set out for more in life regardless of what label society put on us or what it said we should or shouldn’t do.” Read a young person’s reflection on the show at The Know.

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This entry was posted on September 11, 2016 by in Print, The kNOw and tagged , , .

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