15 TV And Movie Role Models For Young Black Girls

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Piper Dellums, “The Color of Friendship”

She’s a young Black girl (played Shadia Simmons) living in Washington D.C. with her congressman father and their family. She’s outspoken about the South African apartheid, which oppresses the Black South Africans.

She’s excited about playing host to the African exchange program, but when the exchange student gets there, she’s a White girl named Mahree Bok (Lindsey Haun), which leads to opposing political views.

Dellums tells Bok how disappointed she is with her for being rude to she and her family. Eventually, Bok comes around and begins to learn more about the apartheid’s true colors.

The ladies grew close overtime and really good friends. In this Disney show, Dellums teaches Bok about friendship, liberation, freedom and real equality for all.

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