Black Magic: African-Americans in Fantasy Films

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Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Williams turned his character, Lando Calrissian, the Rebel Alliance bad boy, from fringe character to fanboy favorite. As the only Black character in the original Star Wars trilogy, Williams brought some much-needed style — thanks to his perfectly-picked mini 'fro — to a galaxy far, far away.

(Photo: Courtesy Lucas Films)

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