Cameron Boyce Shares Personal Connection To Black History Month In Moving Disney Interstitial

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Cameron Boyce shares a special moment with his grandmother, Jo Ann Allen Boyce. (Disney XD/Billy Hicks)
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Cameron Boyce shares a special moment with his grandmother, Jo Ann Allen Boyce. (Disney XD/Billy Hicks)

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Disney will premiere a new installment of its interstitial series, “Be Inspired,” featuring actor Cameron Boyce and his personal connection to “The Clinton 12” — the twelve African-American teens who were the first to integrate a southern public school in 1956. Boyce’s grandmother, Jo Ann, was one of the dozen brave students who fought for their right to a local and integrated education.

In the inspiring featurette, Disney’s “Be Inspired” cameras follow as Cameron, his sister, parents and grandmother make their first visit together to the monument, its 12 life-size sculptures of the students and the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, Tennessee.

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The Boyce family studies a statue in tribute to “The Clinton 12.”
(Disney XD/Billy Hicks)

Boyce shares, “My Nana is part of ‘The Clinton 12’; I’ve always known she is incredible and now, everyone else will know too.” The 3-minutes special reminds all children that everyday Americans were also a part of the Civil Rights Movement, and that everyone can have an impact in his or her world. The “Be Inspired” segments are intended for kids age 6-14 and their families, and I’m of the opinion that this segment in particular should be required viewing. My boys, ages 6 and 8, will be watching this tonight.

You can watch the featurette here:

Boyce stars in the Disney XD series Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything and in Disney Channel’s hit movie Descendants. The actor also starred in the Disney Channel hit, Jessie.

The “Be Inspired” interstitial will premiere February 1 just prior to an episode of Gravity Falls (8:00-8:30pm ET) on Disney XD and during an episode of K.C. Undercover (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on Disney Channel.

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6 Comments

  1. This gives people something to think about for a while. I really appreciate Clinton 12. Thank you for fighting for your education because if that hadn’t happened, the children that have education now because of you guys wouldn’t have any education. Thank you again for being 12 of those special people who brought peace wherever you guys are.

  2. This gives people something to think about for a while. I really appreciate Clinton 12. Thank you for fighting for your education because if that hadn’t happened, the children that have education now because of you guys wouldn’t have any education. Thank you again for being 12 of those special people who brought peace wherever you are.

  3. A wonderful story to commemorate and pass on, least we forget. We need to acknowledge and be thankful for how much better our world is today and remember those who helped to make it so. We all contribute to our collective history by the choices we make every day. The way the Clinton 12 responded to their opportunity and challenge is truly inspirational and clearly impactful.

  4. Love this!!!! ❤️ Such a wonderful way to celebrate Black history’with our children by sharing American history!!!

  5. wow and i thought my family was special. but now i know the truth. you rock cameron and your family does too. keep being that teen role model for everyone else in the hole world. i love you Cameron Boyce. dont stop bleiveing

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