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Disney’s New “Be Inspired” Segment For Black History Month

Disney Channel teamed up with popular young actor Cameron Boyce (Descendants, Jessie) to tell his connection to the “Clinton 12,” the historical African-American teens who were first to integrate a public school in the South in 1956. Boyce’s grandmother, Jo Ann Allen Boyce, was one of these incredible teenagers. The installment of the interstitial series “Be Inspired” tells the story of Cameron, his parents, sister, and grandmother making their first visit together to the monument, its 12 life-size sculptures of the students and the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tennessee. In talking about the trip, Boyce stated, “My Nana is part of ‘The Clinton 12’; I’ve always known she is incredible and now, everyone else will know too.” Viewers can see this segment throughout the month on Disney Channel.

The “Be Inspired” segments are made for kids age 6-14 and their families.

Cameron stars in the Disney XD series “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” and in Disney Channel’s hit movie “Descendants” (2015’s #1 cable TV telecast among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 and its #1 cable TV movie in Total Viewers) and previously, its hit series “Jessie” (a Top 9 series among Kids 9-14 in 2015).

Written by Annie Worsman

I love: Jesus, being a wife and a mom, living in Durham NC, Duke U, and, of course, television!

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