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The sky is the limit for Black History Month.

That’s the message Eunique Jones Gibson, a young cultural architect from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, wanted to send in celebration of February — in the most adorable of ways.

In February 2013, Gibson released a series of engaging and “aww-inducing” photographs in an effort to “educate and connect a new generation of heroes who have paved the way” — transforming children of all ages into individuals who championed Black History 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 ninth video, featuring a young Bessie Coleman complete with aviator goggles in an air field, can be viewed above.

Coleman was the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

“Because of Bessie Coleman, we can dream big and prove that the sky is just the beginning. Because of them…we can.”

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