Family Matters

Season 2 Episode 20

Fight the Good Fight

Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1991 on ABC

Episode Recap

Laura becomes very interested in Black History month at school and has an idea to pledge for a Black History class. The next day she creates a petition for her classmates to sign who are interested in the class. Laura then finds her locker open with a note reading "If you want Black History, go back to Africa" along with a racial slur in black letters spray-painted on her locker. Laura is upset over the situation for a few days and feels horrible over the next few days as the school becomes racially divided. Mother Winslow tells her a story about when she was younger and how they wouldn't let her into the library and how she went back every single day until they let her in, which they did. She then shows Laura her library card, which inspires her to keep trying to make a difference. The next day, Laura and Maxine put up posters featuring prominent black men. This causes the students to become interested and ends the racial diffrence around the school.
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