Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) in Sanford and Son

He was the most lovable, unlovable character on television for half a decade. Fred Sanford's sarcasm, cantankerousness and — let's face it — indiscriminate prejudice somehow managed to endear him to viewers across all races.

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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