Embracing Diversity on Sesame Street

By Jonathan Adams Jun 26, 2008

Kermit Love, the costume designer who helped puppeteer Jim Henson create Big Bird and other "Sesame Street" characters has died at 91. News that Kermit Love, the co-creator of Sesame Street’s Big Bird, has died at 91 got me thinking about the multiracial community on the fictitious street. Since 1969, the puppets have lived among Latino, Black, white and Asian neighbors and they embraced each other’s differences and learned each other’s cultures. Here’s a clip of Tito Puente on Sesame Street.