Amazing Photos Of A Little Girl Who Dresses As 28 Iconic Black Women To Honor Black History Month

February being, Black History Month, gives everyone a chance to celebrate extraordinary people of African heritage. It is important when most history we learn in school is centered around Europe and America. This five-year-old child named Lola, along with her mother, Cristi Smith-Jones decided to come up with a creative way to celebrate the month.

Cristi would dress up as famous black women from history, and her mother would post a picture every day.

Cristi told CNN that her daughter’s love for history began after she learned about Martin Luther King Jr. at her school. Her parents then understood that it was a good time to talk to Lola about sl-avery and her roots. Since it was a heavy topic, the family decided to make it fun by dressing her up as famous black women. Lola’s mother made it a point to read out to her about famous black women and showed her pictures. Lola would then pick up who she wanted to dress up as. She went on to recreate pictures of famous black women like

1. Nina Simone

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2. Misty Copeland

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3. Maya Angelou

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4. Bessie Coleman

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5. Ida B Wells

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6. Mary McLeod Bethune

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7. Dr. Mae Jemison

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8. Sojourner Truth

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9. Shirley Chisholm

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10. Rosa Parks

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11. Josephine Baker

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12. Daisy Bates

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13. Angela Davis

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14. Mildred and Richard Loving

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15. Harriet Tubman

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16. Nikki Giovanni

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17. Ruby Bridges

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18. Katherine Johnson

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19. Madam CJ Walker

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20. Ella Baker

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21. Toni Morrison

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22. Bridget “Biddy” Mason

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23. Dorothy Height

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24. Zora Neale Hurston

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25. Fannie Lou Hamer

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26. Gwendolyn Brooks

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27. Coretta Scott King

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28. Michelle Obama and Condoleezza Rice.

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Lola, is by nature, very quiet, and serious has now come to identify with the women she has studied. Her mother, Cristi, was so proud and exclaimed, “Her (Lola) ability to emulate them is uncanny.”

Comments:

Jayla I think it’s awesome her moms doing this with her to teacher her about the inspirational African American women, I remember doing soo many projects on Rosa Parks when I was little I did over 14 projects on her and a costume for history class

Nicole She wasn’t born with type of stereotypical black hair where it looks like a sponge. Good for her!

Ashley that’s so awesome! glad that her mom wants her learn about black history and learn self confidence and strength to stand up for what she believes. good job mom!

Wreisha She posed with perfection so that she would look like each of the powerful women on this list

Daniel Honestly hundreds of people didn’t what Rosa Parks did before she did it. So I don’t think she’s a hero.

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