Oprah in Forsyth County, Georgia

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Race in Forsyth County, Georgia—1987
Just months after The Oprah Show's national debut, Oprah made headlines when she visited Forsyth County, Georgia, a community in which no black person had lived for 75 years. There, Oprah found a hotbed of racial tensions and divisive opinions, until one brave woman stood up and said it was time for a change. "I just hate to think that someone is going to get hurt before the people get some sense about them and talk about this and get it like it's supposed to be...black and white together in Forsyth County. There's no other way," she said. 

Read what happened when The Oprah Show returned to Forsyth County in 2010