If you’re looking for Black History Month programming to enjoy with your little one, Disney has you covered.
In February, the network is launching a series of interstitials including a “Be Inspired” segment called “True Heroes are Timeless,” which tells the story of African-American pilot Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson Sr., known as the “Father of Black Aviation.” Anderson is praised for his bravery and leadership as Chief Civilian Flight Instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen.
Hosted by Disney XD star Nathaniel Potvin (“MECH-X4”), the segment will also include surviving Tuskegee Airman Ted Lumpkin of the 100th Fighter Squadron, along with Kimberly Anyadike, the 15-year-old who set a record for being the youngest African-American to pilot a plane across America, as well as founder and executive director of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, Robin Petgrave.
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The network’s Disney Jr. programming will also feature cool segments introduced by Doc McStuffins. The interstitials will feature Disney legend Floyd Norman, one of the first African-American animators at Walt Disney Studios during the 1950s; Stephanie R. Grant, a pilot who led the first all-female African-American flight crew to operate a commercial airliner; and Dr. Myiesha Taylor, an emergency doctor and founder of the Artemis Medical Society.
Get a glimpse at the fun things to come this month from Disney Channel with this exclusive clip.
Disney’s Black History Month celebration kicks off February 1.