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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Black Digital Influencers Recreate Legendary Images of Black History Icons in #WeAreBlackHistory

I came across this beautiful campaign simply by scrolling on my tumblr feed and knew instantly it was something that must be shared with Ms. Vixen readers! Style Influencers Group, LLC, a network for multicultural digital influencers, commissioned a powerful editorial campaign called “We Are Black History.” For the groundbreaking series, the top digital influencers recreated legendary photos of black history icons. Visually it's an amazingly powerful project.

“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 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 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 Jessica C. Andrews.

Check out the images below Via Style Influencers Group

Natural Hair Vlogger Taren Guy as Billie Holiday
Taren Guy as Billie Holiday
Huffington Post Fashion and Beauty Editor Julee Wilson-Wareham as Rosa Parks
Julee Wilson as Rosa Parks
Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux as Angela Davis
Jamilah Lemieux as Angela Davis
Kela’s Kloset Founder and TV Host Kela Walker as Coretta Scott-King
Kela Walker as Coretta Scott-King
Feminist Blogger and Activist Feminista Jones as Betty Shabazz
Feminista Jones as Betty Shabazz
Kela’s Kloset Founder and TV Host Kela Walker as Coretta Scott-King/Feminist Blogger and Activist Feminista Jones as Betty Shabazz
Feminista Jones and Kela Walker as Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott-King
Glamazons Blog and Style Influencers Group Founder Jessica C. Andrews as Diahann Carroll
Jessica Andrews as Diahann Carroll
Lexi With The Curls and Style Influencers Group Founder Lexi Felder as Dorothy Dandridge
Lexi Felder as Dorothy Dandridge
Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor Deena Campbell as Maya Angelou
Deena Campbell as Maya Angelou
LoveBrownSugar and Style Influencers Group Founder Christina Brown as Madame C.J. Walker
Christina Brown as Madame C.J. Walker
Styleblazer Senior Editor Danielle Kwateng as Bethann Hardison
Danielle Kwateng as Bethann Hardison
Designer Jessie Adore as Pearl Bailey
Jessie Adore as Pearl Bailey
For an in-depth look at this project, head to Elle.com to read an exclusive memoir penned by co-founder Jessica C. Andrews. Also get some behind the scene pictures from the gallery on the Style Influencers Group website 
    

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