There is a lot of weight held by the old adage, which states: “A picture is worth a thousands words.” A mother took pictures of her daughter for Black History Month this year in a way that made that adage very true.
A black mother named Cristi Smith-Jones used Twitter to teach her daughter about the phenomenal black women who have made this country great with their honorable contributions to society. Smith-Jones took pictures of her adorable five-year-old daughter Lola dressed up as a number of notable black female figures in American history.
Smith-Jones then posted the awesome photographs on social media for people to enjoy.
Black History Month is something that black children should definitely be participating in for the purpose of learning about the ripe history of their race in America. There is so much more to the history of black Americans than slavery and Jim Crow. Little Miss Lola shows this in her powerful photos taken by her mother.
Here are a few of them below:
In the picture above, Lola is dressed up as Sojourner Truth (1797-1883). Truth ( born Isabella Baumfree) was an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate who worked alongside other freedom fighters who sought to end American slavery. She was also a great orator who gave a number of historic speeches, including the 1851 “Ain’t I a Woman?”
In this picture, Lola is dressed up as Madam C.J Walker (1867-1919), the first black woman in America to become a self-made millionaire. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove) become wealthy by branding her own line of beauty products, which were specifically catered to black women. She was also a avid philanthropist who donated her fortune toward a number of honorable causes.
Lola is dressed up like Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) in the photo above. Hurston made history by being a great novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American classic. Hurston received a number of posthumous honors, including a museum of fine arts that was built in her name. The museum stands in her hometown of Eatonville, Florida.
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