Breaking Racial Barriers on “Daniel Boone”

The Western series “Daniel Boone” was one of the few TV shows that cast minorities in key roles. The decision by actor Fess Parker (1924-2010) and his producers to confront racial barriers just as our nation wrestled with the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s was revolutionary. Rosey Grier became a regular cast member on “Daniel Boone” in 1969.