Nickelodeon will present Black, White, and Brown V. Board of Education: A Return to Segregated Schools?, in honor of Black History month, on February 11, at 8pm (ET/PT), and will also roll out 4 new television spots featuring real kids talking about inspirational, contemporary African Americans who have broken barriers in their respective fields.
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee will revisit the Brown vs. The Board of Education decision with Black, White, and Brown V. Board of Education: A Return to Segregated Schools?. The half-hour special will focus on the landmark decision to abolish a system of segregation in public schools. The episode will also delve into current issues of inequality within the nation’s public school system, highlighting the stories of two kids who have been affected by, what many perceive as, unequal access to a high quality education.
Throughout the month of February, Nickelodeon will spotlight contemporary African Americans who have made an impact, including: Mae Carol Jemison, the physician and NASA astronaut who became the first African American woman to travel to space; Cullen Jones, the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay; Quvenzhane Wallis, the first African American child actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild; and Edward T. Welburn, Jr., vice president of Global Design for General Motors Corporation, who became the 6th lead designer in the company’s history and the first African American to be appointed to that position.
Beginning Saturday, February 1, kids can log onto www.nick.com/thanks to view the Black History month spots and get more information on Mae Carol Jemison, Cullen Jones, Quvenzhane Wallis and Edward T. Welburn, Jr.