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Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now?

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The 1970s represented the dawning of a new era for African Americans, specifically in Hollywood as a deluge of movies centering on empowerment, pride and vengeance hit the mainstream.

Showing a glimpse of inner-city realism and over-the-top glamour, films starring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree became box-office sensations. But whatever happened to the stars of the films now known as blaxploitation flicks?

Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now?
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