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MD-based pho­tog­ra­pher Eunique Jones want­ed a fresh way to cel­e­brate Black His­to­ry Mon­th so she trans­formed black chil­dren into black icons, both his­toric and cur­rent! Through her Face­book page, she released one new pho­to every day through­out Feb­ru­ary, with the last pho­to being released tomor­row.

We pulled some of our favorites below, check out Eunique’s Face­book page for the full pho­to series. What are your thoughts?

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­lis­te, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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18 Comments on "Photographer Celebrates Black History Month by Transforming Children into Black Icons"

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Michelle

I am SO proud!
of this work
of the­se kids
of being a beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral black wom­an
of how far we have come

eve-audrey

i absolute­ly love it!

Ellie

That Run-DMC one kills me every time!!

Steph

Cool

MichelleF

Very inspir­ing

anastasia

AWESOME!!!

LA

This is absolute­ly adorable!

nylse

This is beau­ti­ful!

Vânia

Nice so mcuh!
Muito agradável!

Lori

Love love love it.

Caleisha

I love this series :) The chil­dren she chose were spot on.

Ev`Yan

This kids are adorable!

Ev`Yan

The­se*

Nakita

The run dmc one made me laugh lol too cute!

merry

toni daley (youtube) actu­al­ly post­ed a series of videos of hair­styles inspired by his­toric black wom­en. she did ida b wells and some oth­ers.

they were cool. a great idea actu­al­ly.

anastasia

Yasssssss! For real, thanks! Off to check it out! 

The post: Love to see our his­to­ry mak­ers made iden­ti­fi­able for the younger gen­er­a­tions =)

anastasia

Yasssssss! For real, thanks! Off to check it out!

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