Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 11_57_06 AMSprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, teamed up with NBC News’ Peacock Productions to produce a series of vignettes that celebrate Black History Month 2016.

The cute vignettes will run continuously throughout the month on Sprout.

Here are this year’s picks!

  • THE CHEFS: Chef Lena Richard (1892 – 1950) and Haile Thomas (2002 – Present)
  • THE ENTREPRENEURS: John H. Johnson (1918 – 2005) and Jaylen Bledsoe (2002 – Present)
  • THE DESIGNERS: Elizabeth Keckley (1818 – 1907) and Maya Penn (2000 – Present)
  • THE VIOLINISTS: Joseph Douglass (1871 – 1935) and Andrew Koonce (1999 – Present)

Sprout will show its viewers the stories of four extraordinary young people who are already making history by pursuing their passions.  This year’s high concept focuses on pairing  inspirational African-American figure with a young contemporary with  similar interests.


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