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How shows like 'Mad Men,' 'Vikings' deal with less progressive pasts
When Ato Essandoh was offered the role of an African American doctor in Civil War-era New York City for BBC America's "Copper," he almost did a double-take. "My first thing was I had to look it up," he says. "Lots of people didn't really think there could have been an African American doctor in existence back then."
By Randee Dawn
June 13, 2013