With that said, DZI: The Voice decided to reminiscence about an era when black television actors, actresses, and show runners successfully used laughter to shine a light on the real concerns and accomplishments of African American culture. Whether it was the story of a black family moving on up or just keeping their heads above water, each of the programs on our list made sure to tell that story in such an authentic way that til this day viewers still connect with the characters and their comical situations. Check out our “Top Ten Black Sitcoms of All Time” and share your voice about your favorite t.v. shows in our comment section.
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The struggles attending the blacklist were played out metaphorically on the big screen in various ways. As described by film historian James Chapman, ", who had refused to testify before the committee, wrote the western (1952), in which a town marshal (played, ironically, by friendly witness ) finds himself deserted by the good citizens of Hadleyville (read: Hollywood) when a gang of outlaws who had terrorized the town several years earlier (read: HUAC) returns." Cooper's lawman cleaned up Hadleyville, but Foreman was forced to leave for Europe to find work. Even more famously, Kazan and Schulberg collaborated on a movie widely seen as justifying their decision to name names. (1954) became one of the most honored films in Hollywood history, winning eight , including Oscars for Best Film, Kazan's direction, and Schulberg's screenplay. The film featured , one of the best known actors to name names. argues that the film is "undermined" by its "embarrassing special pleading on behalf of informers."