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Sesame Workshop's 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala

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For the last fifty years, Sesame Street has been on the airwaves teaching children. Through the thousands of episodes, Sesame Street has a reputation for being progressive and addressing real-life circumstances that children may encounter. Sesame Street has been purposeful in being direct in the situations and even the terminology that is used on air.

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This week in their efforts to address racism and colorism. Sesame Street introduced their first, permanent, black muppets. It is a father and son duo that will address what has been in the headlines heavy this past year. Check out more about these characters and the development of them here.

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Sesame Street Introduces First Black Muppets  was originally published on joycolumbus.com

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