#WeAreBlackHistory: Digital Influencers Honor Black History

February 11, 2015  |  

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month, as parents we often see our kids bring home assignments where they have to reenact historical figures. Well, a few beautiful Black women have done the same this year as digital influencers hailing from Essence and Ebony to Feminista Jones and Natural hair guru Taren Guy portray women who have paved a way in history.

The Style Influencers Group, LLC, a network catered to multicultural digital influencers, commissioned the campaign “We Are Black History.”

 For the groundbreaking series, the top digital influencers recreated legendary photos of black history icons. The #WeAreBlackHistory project aims to celebrate positive and uplifting voices in the digital community while paying respect to Black History.

“The #WeAreBlackHistory movement was created to honor our history and foster a sense of unity among powerful black women voices in the digital space,” says co-founder Lexi Felder. “Each influencer has a personal connection to the legend they’re paying tribute to. They were selected because they’re making a tangible impact and shaping our history with their words, actions, and images,” says co-founder Christina Brown. “In no way are we claiming to be the next iteration of these icons. We’re simply paying homage to them for the way they’ve inspired us in our careers and beyond,” says co-founder Jessica C. Andrews.

Check out some of the stunning images below:

Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor Deena Campbell as Maya Angelou

Feminist Blogger and Activist Feminista Jones as Betty Shabazz

Styleblazer Senior Editor Danielle Kwateng as Bethann Hardison

Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux as Angela Davis

Natural Hair Vlogger Taren Guy as Billie Holiday



For the full tribute head over to Style Influencers Group.

Mamas, if you were to recreate one of your favorite Black history heroines who would it be?

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