Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet Is Played by a 22-Year-Old Texan

Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet Is Played by a 22-Year-Old Texan

Sesame Street muppets Elijah and WesleyEveryone wants to know how to get to Sesame Street. Bradley Freeman Jr. found a way there.  On March 23, two new muppets joined the cast of the 52-year-old children’s television show: 5-year-old Wesley Walker and his father, Elijah. Freeman, 22, a Brownsville native and self-taught puppeteer who performs the role of Wesley, says the Black family is meant to be a catalyst through which kids and families can learn about an important topic.  “He was brought to the street in an effort to help families, kids, parents, everybody have a difficult conversation about race that a lot of families don’t even know how to approach,” he says. Freeman traces his own path to Sesame Street back to age five, when he received his first…View Original Post

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