6-Year-Old Celebrates Black History Month by Recreating Works of Art by African-Americans
It is her second year doing the project.
A 6-year-old is celebrating Black History Month once again by paying tribute to black voices in the arts with a creative photo series.
This year, Lola is paying tribute to black men and women who have made huge contributions in the arts, such as Maya Angelou, as well as honoring works like the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” and the 1997 film “Eve’s Bayou.”
Cristi Smith-Jones, Lola’s mom, dressed her daughter to recreate paintings and sculptures by black artists and even honored recent works like “Black Panther."
“I wanted to do this concept this year, because it is important to me that my children grow up knowing about the amazing people who led the way for us, but also to have an appreciation for their actual works,” Smith-Jones, of Washington State, told InsideEdition.com.
“My hope is that Lola will grow up and look back at these photos, and read these books, watch these films, learn about this art, and see herself in them," Smith-Jones added.
Last year, first-grader Lola spent the month of February dressing up as historical black women, one for each of the 28 days of the month.
Her costumes paid homage to famous black leaders like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman.
Jones-Smith said she loved having more creative leeway this year.
“Lola really enjoys getting into character,” Jones said.
The mom said they plan to do a tribute for each day of the month again.
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