Disney Channel will celebrate Black History Month with special programming. The media giant is committed to celebrating history-making African Americans. This year, they will not only highlight these individuals during the month of February, but all year long.

With a new series of Interstitials, Disney Branded television, will honor those in our contemporary history who are influencing change around the world.


Teen Painting Prodigy Tyler Gordon. Photo of Courtesy of Disney

Appearing on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD, the short-form videos will showcase the empowering stories of Vice President Kamala Harris, three-time NBA champion and social activist LeBron James, and trailblazing ballerina Misty Copeland. The videos will also highlight teen chess champion Jessica Hyatt and 14-year-old painting prodigy, Tyler Gordon.

The new Black History Month series of shorts, will kick-off, Monday, February 1st, with the story of Vice President Kamala Harris. Geared towards kids 2-7, viewers will see Harris’ journey highlighted by key milestones. Those milestones include a protest she organized as a child, her college days joining the Divine Nine, and becoming the first woman, the first Black American and the first person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president of the United States.

Premiering on February 8th, the programs are geared towards kids 6-14. The short-form series, “In The Nook,” enlists the help of some famous faces. Several Disney Channel stars will tell the stories of Tyler Gordon and Brooklyn chess champion, Jessica Hyatt. 

The segments include the following:

  • Chandler Kinney and Ariel Martin (Zombies 2) will interview 14-year-old painting prodigy Tyler Gordon, from San Jose, California. Gordon overcame early health challenges, as well as being bullied because of his stutter. He now uses his art to help other kids fight against bullying.
  • Ramon Reed (Just Roll With It) and Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max) interview Brooklyn chess champion Jessica Hyatt, who is a few ranks away from making history as the world’s first Black woman chess master.


Later in the year, Disney Channel will feature stories on Lebron James and Misty Copeland.

As we gear up for Black History Month 2021, make sure to tune-into Disney Branded television for this new series and more. 

Are you planning to celebrate this year in a special way? Sound-off and comment below. We want to hear from you! 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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