TONIGHT: Sesame Street has the very important Race talk with Kids & Parents


Race and Racism is hosted by 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, a writer, and activist who also holds the distinction of being America’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate.

In addition to Gorman sharing her personal perspective on the subject matter, the special will feature several other children interacting with their parents, as well as relevant content from such PBS Kids programs as Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. It’s all meant to help children, in an age-appropriate way, wrap their minds around and discuss an issue that’s sadly as relevant now – and perhaps more so – than ever.

PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism, a special that will premiere on Friday, October 9 as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, and will also be available on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings), and streaming on pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video app and on PBS KIDS’ Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images