Children portray Black History Month icons in Because of Them, We Can

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Today we are giving you a dose of cuteness for a cause.

 

Maya Angelou

 

The Because of Them, We Can campaign was born from photographer Eunique Jones Gibson’s desire to share the rich history of black people as well as the limitless future potential by using photographs that challenged negative stereotypes.

 

Langston Hughes

 

This is bigger than taking pictures of cute children dressed as influential people of African descent. It is about empowering children, giving them a sense of worth based on their shared history, letting them know that they can do all that their predecessors did and even more.

 

Toni Morrison

 

To learn (and see) more, visit Because of Them, We Can.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

is an anime and theater nerd who works only to feed those addictions. Between her plans to take over the world, perfecting her winged eyeliner and cooking large batches of Korean fried chicken, Mea managed to complete her M.A. in Communications at Sacred Heart University. She lives in Connecticut with two loving pets: her daughter and her boyfriend.