Last year, a handful of images of little girls and boys posed like Black
icons went viral. The "Because of Them We Can" series created by
photographer Eunique Jones struck a nerve with those who recognize the
importance of teaching the babies about our magnificent past.
Now we won't have to log on to see the latest visual installments. Jones
put together 365 pages of awe-inspiring images to create a coffee table
The photographer posted this video to her website in which she explains the importance of the project.
While we love to see the kids dressed up. Jones stresses that her mission is bigger than that:
It’s bigger than just taking pictures of cute kids and making them look
like celebrities or making them look like politicians or engineers. It’s
bigger than that. It’s about the message. Right? It’s about empowering
these kids and injecting this new wave of self esteem and self worth by
understanding what’s already been doing, what’s being done and what can
be done and how they can play a role in shaping or reshaping the future.
She says the project was inspired by her two sons.
I started to think about how much potential they have and how much that
they can do and how much they can accomplish as a result of the
accomplishments of our ancestors and the accomplishments of people who
are currently blazing trails and those who will blaze trails in the
According to the site, the books will be shipped this month. This is an absolute must have. Purchase your copy for $65 here