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Sesame Street is finally showcasing Black muppets - it's about time

"By encouraging these much-needed conversations through Coming Together, we can help children build a positive sense of identity and value the identities of others."

Sesame Street is finally showcasing Black muppets - it's about time

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Muppets attend the Sesame Street Workshop 10th Annual Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 30, 2012 in New York City.

Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

For the nearly 50 years PBS's Sesame Street has been on air, there has been nothing but education and words of wisdom delivered to children through the iconic and lovable muppets such as Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Elmo, and even the Cookie Monster.

As the new thought processes came to light, the show didn't hesitate to address and develop many important cultural events such as diversity, inclusivity and homelessness, which is fantastic for children to gain awareness.

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