These Kids Were Asked To Act Like A Famous Idol, And They Knocked It Out Of The Park

Eunique J. Gibson started the "Because of Them, We Can" project in 2013 to honor African-Americans who have been pioneers in their fields and to help children see all the possibilities that lie ahead of them. She does it in the coolest, cutest way — by dressing kids up to emulate these trailblazers and photographing them.

I'll use Ms. Gibson's own words from another video to describe it: "It's about empowering these kids and injecting this new wave of self-esteem and self-worth by understanding what's already been done, what's being done, and what can be done."


It's been wildly popular, which means she's gonna keep expanding on the project. I'm happily joining the growing list of people who are super excited to see what she does next.

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