Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Bill Cosby
  • Danielle Spencer
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Redd Foxx
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Soul Food
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  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Viola Davis
  • Kerry Washington
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Jussie Smollett
  • Chandra Wilson
  • In Living Color
  • Jasmine Guy/Kadeem Hardison
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jackée Harry
  • Jaleel White
  • Sherman Hemsley/Isabel Sanford
  • Good Times
  • Martin Lawrence
  • The Game
  • Will Smith

Dr. Clifford Huxtable (Bill Cosby) in The Cosby Show

The cardigans! The goofy smiles! The life lessons! Is there a person in America who didn't secretly wish Cliff Huxtable was their dad? Over eight seasons Bill Cosby became as much of a father figure to children of the '80s and '90s as Mr. Rogers was to their parents. And with the power of syndication, we can relive our childhoods every night of the week. 

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