Flashback of the Jeffersons before moving to Hauser Street. George is determined to open his own dry cleaners, but is at odds with both his banker's racist attitudes and Lionel's militancy. He and Louise encourage Dr. King's nonviolence.

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The Jeffersons relive 1968: George wants to break out of his impoverished life by opening his own dry-cleaners, in spite of the tremendous obstacles thrown in his way by society and the times. In a flashback, George struggles to smother his pride to obtai Written by Anonymous

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George didn't open his first store until 1971 (according to All in the Family: "My Aching Back"), three years after King's assassination. Jefferson Cleaners was started with money George had been awarded in a settlement following a motor vehicle accident (according to The Jeffersons: "Meet the Press"), not with a bank loan. See more »

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In All In The Family, it was mentioned that George won some money in a lawsuit and used it to open up his first dry cleaning business in 1971. In the Jeffersons episode, "Meet The Press", Louise mentioned to George about getting a settlement to get his first cleaning store. See more »

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