Bob the Drag Queen attends RuPaul’s DragCon UK presented by World Of Wonder on January 19, 2020, at Olympia London in London, England. Getty Images for World Of Wonder Productions/courtesy

YouTube is celebrating Black History Month in gra-nd style – and their bringing a popular, politically-active drag queen along for the ride.

Bob The Drag Queen and Grammy Award winners H.E.R., Kelly Rowland and Anderson.Paak are among the stars who have been added to the YouTube Origi-nals Black History Month celebration titled “Black Renaissance.”

Created in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Americ-an Dance Theater, the Howard University Gradu-ate Film Program and NAL Media, the celebration – premiering Feb. 26 – will also feature Barack and Michelle. Obama, Killer Mike, Stacey Abrams, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, Jem-ele Hill, artist Shantell Mar-tin and a performance by Tobe Nwigwe.

According to the company, “Black Renaissance’’ will showcase the Black creators, artists, writers, storytellers, and history makers who have shaped our nation’s history; and the next gener-ation of Black voices who are reimagining the future.

The special will feature dance, music, fashion, pho-tography, literature, Afro-futurism and the art of Black Women and LGBTQ+ artists.

Bob The Drag Queen, whose real name is Caldwell Tidicue, is the winner of the eighth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and has been considered “the most powe-rful drag queens in Amer-ica” by New York magazine in 2019.

With television shows such as “High Maintena-nce,” “Tales of the City,” and HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” under his belt, the gender-bending Georgia native is recognized as the first “Drag Race” star to re-ach 1 million followers on Instagram.

A popular performer on the New York City drag scene, the politically active cross-dresser’s brand has expanded to include podcas-ting, music and serving as a spokesperson for the Black queer movement.

“Come with us on a jour-ney through Black culture and creative expression, past and present,” the narra-tor states in the trailer. “From every revolution comes renaissance.”

“People come to YouTube as a place to learn and conn-ect. This Black History month we wanted to conti-nue meeting this challenge, which I believe has never been more important,” YouTube’s Head of Lear-ning, Impact, Kids & Fami-lies Originals Nadine Zylstra said with the announcement.

“By choosing art as the lens to further explore Black history, we hope to inspire our audience to continue embracing Black culture in all its various forms,” she said.

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