Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 20

Fight the Good Fight

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Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1991 on ABC
8.8
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Laura hopes to get a class on African-American history taught at school, and discovers racism is still alive and well.

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  • Entertaining episode marred by inaccuracies about two alleged black inventions.

    5.0
    This was the first episode of Family Matters that dealt with the issues of race and racism. This episode had both funny and serious moments. I hate racism, but I also value the truth. In this show it was claimed that African American Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery. Actually, Dr. Williams in 1893 repaired a wound not in the heart itself but in the sac surrounding it, the pericardium. And, Dr Williams was not the first person to do a successful pericardium surgery, it was Henry Dalton, who was white, in 1891. The first successful open heart surgery would not be performed until 1952 and it was done by Dr. Walton Lillehei and Dr. Floyd John Lewis. Also, it was claimed that African American inventor Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light. Actually, Garrett Morgan made a hand cranked traffic signal in 1923. British inventor, JP Knight built the first traffic lights in 1868. They were gas powered. White American, Lester Wire invented electric traffic lights in 1912; and white American, William Potts invented the modern three lens traffic light in 1920.moreless
  • Dang

    10
    This was a great episode. Of course, it had its dose of some great humor, but the last half of the episode was so dramatic, so serious, it was very sad. This could be my new favorite episode, or very well one of them. The last half was very inspirational and sad. It really taught a good lesson that if you think something is unfair, or you want something big, then you need to try and make a difference. I thought this was so good, the closest I had come to crying in TV for a long while. 10/10, a perfect episodemoreless
  • Drama.

    8.0
    When watching this episode, I felt like this was more drama than comedy. It also was an episode where it was about touchy subjects like racism. I have to say that it was a well written episode that had my attention. Laura gets a threatening letter from the locker with a bad word painted on. I was very much surprised about how sharp the drama was. Laura continued to fight on and taught everyone about African-Americans. Overall, this was a decent episode that had good rama and was well written. I was very entertained and interested when I watched this episode. Thank you.moreless
  • Very inspirational

    9.6
    This episode was really good and really well written. It shows the importance of coming together. Not judging others on the color of there skin. It also shows the importance of fighting for what you believe in. Grandma Winslow's story of how she kept trying to get into the library was a true inspiration even if someone isn't black, it shows you need courage and persistence to achieve what you want and if you try hard enough you'll be able to make those goals and dreams happen. This episode was not only educational and well written it was also a very inspirational episode.moreless

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