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Game Changers: The Art of Black History Highlights Varnette Honeywood [PHOTO]

02/17/2019 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff

Photo credit – Larry Morris/The Washington Post/Getty Images

If we’re talking about African-American artists, then it’s only right we talk about the legendary Varnette Honeywood. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve definitely seen some of her work on A Different World and The Bill Cosby Show. The Cosy Show especially began featuring some of her work during the early 1980s. She created the mural that served as a backdrop for Mr. Cosby’s show “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”

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NY Times reports, “In the 1990s she collaborated with Mr. Cosby on the 12 titles in the series “Little Bill Books for Beginning Readers,” creating the characters and providing the illustrations. The books provided the basis for “Little Bill,” the animated series broadcast on CBS from 1999 to 2004, for which she served as a consultant.

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