Dec 14, 2016
Like a technicolor time capsule, the sweetheart show of syndication Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery produced a holiday episode in 1970 that tells a story not so much of Christmas, but of the idea that in America, children don’t see division in differences.
In 1969, according to the wisdom of Wikipedia, a young teacher at an almost all- African American high school in Los Angeles, took action to learn more about her 9th grade students’ reading and comprehension. The teacher contacted all three shows in an attempt to illustrate how she was using their shows to increase comprehension, an important fact given a bit less half of them, according to Wikipedia, read at a 3rd grade level. Only Elizabeth Montgomery and William Asher replied to her letter.
By December 1970, these students' words and message of peace were delivered to millions of American living rooms.