More than 70 years after its first princess, Disney debuts its first black princess in the new movie ‘The Princess and the Frog’. Anika Noni Rose plays Princess Tiana – a hard working, independent woman with a love for cooking.

Tiana goes on a Bayou adventure in hopes of discovering what’s most important to her. Anika Noni Rose sat down with theGrio to talk about the significance of Disney’s first black princess.