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Mon, 09.17.1962

The First Black Actor is Cast in an American TV Soap Opera

Rex Ingram

On this date in 1962, the first Black actor integrated American daytime television.  Rex Ingram, appeared as an ordained minister named Victor Graham on the show "A Brighter Day."

In August of that year, the show made history by creating the first daytime television contract role for a Black but had no time to make much of an impact, as the show was canceled two weeks later on September 28.

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with... WE WEAR THE MASK by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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