Re: Was Lt. Boma going to be a rucurring character?
And these groundbreaking actors were usually described as "the black guy" at the time.
Or more impolitely, "the token black guy".
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
Curly: I'll take the Black and Tan!
--Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)