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Julia (television)

Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. In the past, other series, such as Beulah, had had the main characters as maids, or other subservient roles. In Julia, in 1968, star Diahann Carroll played a single mother who was a nurse in a doctor's office. The doctor was played by Lloyd Nolan, and Julia's romantic interests by Paul Winfield and Fred Williamson. The series went off the air in 1971.