A Different World 30+ Years Later: Still Breaking Barriers

During its six-season run from the late 1980s to early 90s, the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, became a fresh balance of comedy and drama that spoke true to the experiences of young black adults of that time. Now three decades after its first show, the life lessons, groundbreaking issues and moments of love are still way ahead of their time and prove that the show still has staying power today.

Dwayne Wayne, Whitley Gilbert, Ron, Kym, Freddie, Jaleesa, Colonel Taylor, and Mr. Gaines rounded out the cast of characters that kept us laughing, talking about issues and wishing we were all a student at the fictional Hillman University.