HUFFINGTON POST
02/02/2012 03:09 pm ET

Soul Train's Don Cornelius Made Black People Cultural Insiders, One Hour Each Week

Before BET or MTV, before cable television or the Internet, TV’s “Soul Train” taught a generation how to dance and let black America see itself having fun. At the center stood Cornelius in all his preternatural cool.

For one hour once a week, black people were the cultural insiders.

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