A powerful lineup, and influential. Each of these men had a not insignificant role in shaping the flavor of race relations in America today.
I wonder what the real effect of entertainers, sports figures, and other celebrities is on race issues. I assume it's significant over time in terms of cultural awareness. Whether that translates tangibly to non-celebrities, I don't know.
Anyone got a study?
Also too, and said before: If you've not watched Sanford and Son in some time, or ever, please do. It's amazing.