What was the first TV series to star a black woman?

The first TV series to star a black woman was “Beulah” (ABC, 1950-53), starring successively Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, and Louise Beavers as Beulah, a black maid.

“Julia” (NBC, 1968-71), starring Diahann Carroll as nurse Julia Baker, was the second.

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