“We Were All Rooting For You!”: 10 Iconic Black Women Television Moments

The Incomparable Clair Huxtable

The loving mom, wife and hard working lawyer, played by Phylicia Rashad, was a no-nonsense type of woman. In this feminist rant, Huxtable calls out son-in-law Elvin, played by Geoffrey Owens, on his misogynistic attitude. Instead of waiting to supply your husband’s every need, which was the initial opinion of the duties of a wife according to Elvin, Clair informs him of the real foundation of a marriage.