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Thread #46801   Message #695280
Posted By: GUEST
21-Apr-02 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: Andy Griffith Show & Dillards
Subject: RE: Andy Griffith Show
Am I the only one who was bothered by the fact that Mayberry, Andy's idyllic town in North Carolina, never had one African American person in it? In all the years it was on television, not one African American actor had even a bit role.

This show was filmed at the height of the civil rights era in the American South. The Andy Griffith show could have helped to make a difference. However, Griffith chose to ignore the fact that African Americans even existed in the South.

Oh yeah, one of the best shows ever on TV.