African-American Visibility in “Julia”

Although “Julia” was launched in the turbulent 1960s, the character stayed far from any racial activism. For actress Diahann Carroll, just the presence of an African-American character on television was enough of a first step.

The sitcom “Julia” is featured on the Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers episode, premiering Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8PM on PBS.