Oprah interviews a man in Forsyth County, Georgia

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#17: Forsyth County, Georgia (February 9, 1987)
Oprah earned her reputation as someone who will talk to anyone when she traveled south to tape a show on race with the residents of Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1987. Then known as a hotbed of racism, Forsyth County hadn't had a single black resident since before World War I. Tensions ran high and calls for understanding were few.

Read what happened when The Oprah Show returned to Forsyth County 24 years later