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This is a new media artwork by Mala Kumar, commissioned by Museum of the Moving Image through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts (Media Arts Program).

Julia Lunch Box, 1969


Diahann Carroll played the titular character in Julia as a widowed nurse and mother. It broke ground as the first TV series to feature a Black woman in the lead role who didn’t play a servant, with Carroll making history again as the first Black actress to be nominated for an Emmy in 1969 for her role. While Julia was on air, it was criticized for being too “safe” and an unrealistic and inaccurate representation of the realities faced by Black Americans.

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