Grandmother of Disney star Cameron Boyce who was one of 12 black teenagers in 1956 that would become known as The Clinton 12. She and 11 others were the first to attend an integrated public high school in the South after the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
She was 14 years old when she did the courageous move of attending Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee. She later worked as a pediatric nurse and was a professional singer.
Cameron told the story of his 'nana' in a piece for Disney Channel's Be Inspired short-film series, which was produced in commemoration of Black History Month.
Her father was once arrested for standing up to the KKK.
Her granddaughter is Maya Boyce.