#WeAreBlackHistory features the founders of Style Influencers Group, bloggers Christina Brown (as Madame C.J. Walker), Lexi Felder (as Dorothy Dandridge) and Jessica C. Andrews (as Diahann Carroll) as well as the following influencers: natural hair vlogger Taren Guy (as Billie Holiday), Huffington Post Fashion and Beauty Editor Julee Wilson-Wareham (as Rosa Parks), Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux (as Angela Davis), Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor Deena Campbell (as Maya Angelou), style blogger and TV host Kela Walker (as Coretta Scott-King), feminist blogger and activist Feminista Jones (as Betty Shabazz), style blogger Jessie Adore (as Pearl Bailey) and Styleblazer Senior Editor Danielle Kwateng (as Bethann Hardison).
“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 some of the images in our gallery and view the full photo series here!
Photo Source: Elle