It was a day spent with his family in Clinton, Tennessee, on Wednesday (January 6, 2016) for Disney actor Cameron Boyce. The Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything star was visiting the Green McAdoo Cultural Center where his grandma Jo Ann Boyce has a life-size bronze statue of herself, as she was one of the”Clinton 12,” the 12 African American students who had attended Clinton High School in 1956 when the high school was desegregated under court order.
Cameron wrote this note with his photo above:
A living legend #Clinton12 #civilrights #familyhistory
Victor Boyce, Cameron’s dad, shared this really nice picture of himself with his mom’s staute and wrote:
Me with a bronze statue of my mom.
He also shared this nice snapshot of himself, Cameron, Cameron’s mom and his mom and said:
Historical moments with Nana #clinton12
jillnaomi100 talked on her Instagram account about being with Cameron and his family yesterday and that they were working on a segment for Disney XD that will run during Black History Month:
Almost 60 years ago a group of 12 black high school students were the very first students to integrate into a white public school after Brown vs the board of education. A pivotal moment in civil rights history. They were dubbed the #clinton12 Shooting a piece for #blackhistorymonth on @disneyxd Blessed to be spending the day with one of those 12, Joann Boyce and her family. A true hero in every sense of the word.
This was so interesting to to read about and what a great experience for Cameron and his family. They were right around the corner from where my family and I have lived for more than 15 years.
Also noticed this video from Cameron on Thursday as he and his sister Maya Boyce were at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville.
When in Knoxville
Hope that they have safe travels!
Click here for more information about the center and the history behind it.
Updated February 1st: Video from Disney XD on the Clinton 12: