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Think about the confidence, creativity and esteem of singer and artist Janelle Monae. Now think of what it means to transfer that power to our young daughters and sisters.

That’s exactly what a young cultural architect from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area decided to do with her newest visual narrative to celebrate Black History Month — in the most adorable of ways.

In February 2013, Eunique Jones Gibson released a series of engaging and “aww-inducing” photographs in an effort to “educate and connect a new generation to heroes who have paved the way” — dressing children of all ages up to send a powerful message that was both meant to create an accurate narrative of our past and curb the dilution of Black History Month.

This year, she’s releasing a series of videos to honor those individuals that shaped black history. Her eighth video, a nod to creative Janelle Monae, can be viewed above. Check out the mini-Monae’s on point dance moves and confidence to match!

“Because of Janelle Monae, we can be unique, even if it makes other’s uncomfortable. Because of them…we can.”

For visual narratives on the groundbreaking Cosby Show, Nelson Mandela’s journey, Rosa Parks’ activism, Zora Neale Hurston’s words, Malcolm X’s story and Jones’ take on Muhammad Ali (featuring her impossibly adorable son, Chase), click here.

And check out this video of Gibson discussing her too-cute campaign with GlobalGrind:

Visit BecauseOfThemWeCan for more information on Gibson’s campaign and to take the Because Of Them We Can Pledge.

And make sure to check in with GlobalGrind every few days for a new video to celebrate Black History Month.

“Because Of Them We Can” Celebrates Black History Month (PHOTOS)
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