The original program was hosted by journalist Linda Ellerbee for 25 years before she retired in 2016, and featured discussions on current events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, HIV/AIDS, and Hurricane Katrina, all tailored for youngsters.
Now the Emmy Award-winning series is set to return for the special Kids, Race, and Unity, which will highlight the current discussions surrounding race in America.
Set to debut on June 29 (2020) at 7 pm ET on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons the show, hosted by Keys, will “amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events”, according to a press release from representatives at the network.
“Kids, Race and Unity will feature the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions from kids, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race and inclusivity, and highlight teen activists who are fighting racial injustice.”
Keys will also sit down with a variety of guests, including Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, young protest singer and viral sensation Keedron Bryant, and the teens who founded Teens4Equality.