February kicks off Black History Month and The Real Daytime kicks it off Monday, with “Black HER-Story,” a weekly segment celebrating amazing women who make history, hosted by the talented duo of 10-year-old Kamryn Johnson and 9-year-old Saniya-Symone Scott! These two youngsters believe in empowering other kids to reach for their dreams and, throughout the month, they’ll share some of the profiles they’ve created of accomplished women. On Monday’s show, the pair present astronaut and physician Dr. Mae Jemison. Other women who have inspired them and whose profiles will be shared on The Real include U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (scheduled airdate 2/8), Wall Street CEO Suzanne Shank (scheduled airdate 2/15) and prolific producer/writer Shonda Rhimes (scheduled airdate 2/22), of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and more.
“Black HER-Story” Segment Honors Amazing Women
Tamera Mowry-Housley: As we mentioned, you guys made some videos for us. So, who’s up first?
Kamryn Johnson: So Dr. Mae Jemison is up first because she was the first black female astronaut.
Saniya-Symone Scott: And she was the first female black astronaut to ride in the shuttle Endeavor.
Loni Love: All right.
Tamera: Let’s take a look
Jeannie Mai: So, ladies, what does Dr. Mae Jemison mean to you?
Kamryn: To me, Dr. Mae Jemison is an entrepreneur and she is an amazing role model, um, to women, and to just other people by inspiring us with her accomplishments and everything that she’s done.
Saniya: She’s amazing to me because she, she helps women with learning about technology and engineering and math and she’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha like my mother.
Tamar Braxton: All right, now!
Take a look at the clip:
Tune-in February 1st on The Real — check local listings for times