A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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 Whitley Gilbert (140 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Dwayne Wayne (138 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Ron Johnson (119 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Kim Reese (109 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Jaleesa Vinson (106 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Freddie Brooks (102 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Vernon Gaines (87 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Colonel Brad Taylor (68 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Coach Walter Oakes (57 episodes, 1987-1991)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Big laughs on campus.

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison and Darryl M. Bell were all featured in supporting roles in the 1988 Spike Lee movie School Daze (1988), which was also set on the campus of a Historically Black College. The movie was released on February 12, 1988, during the show's first season. Tisha Campbell-Martin and Roger Guenveur Smith, both of whom also acted in School Daze (1988), would go on to have recurring roles in A Different World (1987) as Josie Webb, an HIV-positive student, and Professor Howard Randolph, an African-American History professor, respectively. See more »

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Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

Kim Reese: [crying after Claire Huxstable asks about her career goals] Everybody expects me to be good I'm not good. What if I mess up on a patient? I can't even chop zuchini.
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"I Know My Parents Love Me. . ."
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was not just one of the few shows that depicted college life, It was the only show that showed life at a Black College. From exam craziness, relationships, and finding part-time jobs to interracial dating, Step shows, and hate crimes, This show handled it all and with style. Even difficult topics (HIV/AIDS, going to war, ex-prisoners)were addressed in the way would make you laugh and think. An amazing number of famous Black Actors and Actresses passed through Hillman halls (even Whoopi Goldberg was a professor on an episode). What was originally just a Cosby spin-off proved to be truly a force of it's own. (Although you didn't really see them study after Junior Year)


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