Kindergartner adorably recreates iconic historical figures for Black History Month

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There are so many ways to celebrate Black History Month online, but dressing up as legendary black women might take the cake.

That's what kindergartner Lola is doing this February with the help of her mother and 28 legends that changed history. The two have created an adorable way to bring history lessons to life with a photo series they are sharing online.

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Young girl recreates iconic historical figures for Black History Month
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Young girl recreates iconic historical figures for Black History Month
Doing a Black History Month photo project w/ my 5 y.o. One photo recreated of one incredible black woman every day… https://t.co/ml2XPd5Nso
Day 2 of Black History Month photo project with my 5 y.o. Thank you, @mistyonpointe for being such an inspiration. https://t.co/Php6F5pa8R
Day 3 of Black History Month photo project w/ my 5 y.o. #mayaangelou #phenomenalwoman #blackhistorymonth… https://t.co/OAHaWXFfUq
Day 4. Black History Month photo project. 1st black woman pilot. #bessie #blackgirlsrock #BlackHistoryMonth… https://t.co/ecnFbjNmgL
Day 5. Black History Month photo project. #idabwells #blackgirlsrock #BlackHistoryMonth… https://t.co/hyrzfIv0S9
Day 6. Paying tribute to another amazing woman. #marymcleodbethune #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/eQHrnBxHP6
Day 7. Black History Month photo project. #maejemison #blackhistorymonth #firstblackwomanastronaut https://t.co/WRLiK1tuld
And a civilian photo re-creation for good measure. https://t.co/FeB6N18yPN
Day 8. Black History Month photo project. #sojournertruth #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/fTrU60pkik
Day 9. Black History Month photo project. 1st black woman elected to Congress & to run for POTUS for the Democratic… https://t.co/AFsfLinTSQ
Day 10. Black History Month photo project. #RosaParks #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/Zzu4sGcK94
Day 11. Black History Month photo project. #josephinebaker #theblackpearl #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/5YGsJavsxt
Day 12. Black History Month photo project. #daisybates #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/V07SFUtqNN
Day 13. Black History Month photo project. #angeladavis #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/UKkSoC9nWl
Day 14. Black History Month photo project. #loving #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #ValentinesDay… https://t.co/CfQwTJRruv
Day 15. Black History Month photo project. #harriettubman #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/VUsjhva8Pk
Day 16. Black History Month photo project. #nikkigiovanni #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/DSkHFIUN0H
Day 17. Black History Month photo project. #rubybridges #theproblemweallmustlivewith #blackhistorymonth… https://t.co/z5shJSrOem
Day 18. Black History Month photo project. #katherinejohnson #hiddenfigures #blackhistorymonth #womeninstem… https://t.co/s5GPEOMsFF
Day 19. Black History Month photo project. #madamcjwalker #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/Bo003CQNOe
Day 20. Black History Month photo project. #ellabaker #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlsrock… https://t.co/RKhXT9zw6i
Day 21. Black History Month photo project. #tonimorrison #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #beloved… https://t.co/nRAu0rar4Y
Day 22. Black History Month photo project. #biddymason #blackhistorymonth #businesswoman… https://t.co/KINHwtWk79
Day 23. Black History Month photo project. #dorothyheight #blackhistorymonth #civilrights #womensrights… https://t.co/B1fof5chs7
Day 24. Black History Month photo project. #zoranealehurston #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryisamericanhistory… https://t.co/L6ni6tiXYz
Day 25. #fannielouhamer #blackhistorymonth #sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired #civilrights Lola's expressions are so… https://t.co/ga4S5kLpdk
Day 26. #Gwendolynbrooks #blackhistorymonth #womeninpoetry #poetlaureate #blackhistoryisamericanhistory #werealcool https://t.co/aSTxuIx6qh
Day 27. #corettascottking #civilrights #womensrights #lgbtrights #blackhistorymonth #blackhistoryisamericanhistory https://t.co/vYZpxsal53
Day 28. #MichelleObama #CondoleezzaRice #blackhistorymonth #nonpartisan #celebratewomen @MichelleObama… https://t.co/DdTM6zCbRV
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In January, Lola's mother, Cristi Smith-Jones, began having conversations with her daughter about slavery, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement.

"I saw that she really understood what we were saying, and was engaged, so I thought about the fact that Black History Month was right around the corner, and wanted a fun and meaningful way to teach her," Smith-Jones explained.

Because of Lola's love of dressing up, her mother decided "to physically turn her into women who have opened doors and created opportunities for girls just like her."

Everyone from activist and scholar Angela Davis to entertainer Josephine Baker to Shirley Chisom, the first black woman to be elected to Congress, are represented in the project. "I knew there were many women deserving of recognition, so the only downside was narrowing it down to 28," Smith-Jones explained.

SEE ALSO: GIPHY's new Black History Month series celebrates hair, love and activism

While Lola says she loves "all of them," she especially loved dressing up as Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to earn a pilot license.

"Josephine Baker made her feel confident, as she kept looking in the mirror and smiling at herself," Smith-Jones said. "And Dr. Mae Jemison really inspired her. But she says Rosa Parks was one of her favorites, jail number and all. She says that Rosa was very brave."

Smith-Jones explained that Lola's teacher uses the photographs in the classroom as well, and Lola's confidence has grown throughout the series.

Smith-Jones explained that teaching Lola about black history will go beyond those featured in the series.

"She'll be able to look back at them years from now, and hopefully have fond memories, and still feel empowered," she said. "Because I want her to learn more about black history than just those we feature, we talk about other significant figures, watch movies and videos online, things of that nature."

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