These Little Girls Dress Up As Famous Strong Women

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Representing Black History Heroines


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To teach her Kindergarten-aged daughter, Lola, more about Black History Month, Cristi Jones began dressing her daughter up as famous female historical figures, and she posted a new photo for every day in the month of February. Over the course of the 28 days, Lola was transformed into important women like Nina Simone, Misty Copeland, Maya Angelou, Bessie Coleman, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Mae Jemison, Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, Rosa Parks, Josephine Baker, Daisy Bates, Angela Davis, Harriet Tubman, Nikki Giovanni, Ruby Bridges, Katherine Johnson, Madam CJ Walker, Ella Baker, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston. It's a powerful and unforgettable lesson for Lola, but it's also an important reminder for all of us. How much do you know about the women listed here? Perhaps it's time to revisit the stories of their lives and legacies.

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