Before Oprah

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Before Oprah Winfrey, Hazel Scott, wife of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., was the first African American woman to have her own television show, “The Hazel Scott Show”, which premiered on the DuPont Television Network on 3 July 1950. However, she publicly opposed McCarthyism and racial segregation, and was outspoken the show was cancelled in 1950.

via Nubian Rootz Cultural Center

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