That’s why we were thrilled to see that Style Influencers Group, a network for multicultural digital influencers, commissioned a campaign entitled, #WeAreBlackHistory, in tribute to the women who came before us. #WeAreBlackHistory is a series of stunning and powerful images featuring some of today’s brightest young influencers depicted as some of the most notable women in African American history.
Jamilah Lemieux as Angela Davis
Feminista Jones and Kela Walker as Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott-King
Julee Wilson as Rosa Parks
Taren Guy as Billie Holiday
"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.
style influencers group christina brown, alexis felder, jessica c andrews
photo credit: Jerome A. Shaw
Learn more about the #WeAreBlackHistory photo series at Elle.com.