5 RECREATED PHOTOS OF ICONIC BLACK MEN IN HISTORY
Last year, I recreated 5 iconic looks of Black women in history. So this year, I decided to do 5 recreated photos of iconic Black men in history. As we come to the last couple of days in Black History Month, I created a new photo series of myself posing as 5 iconic Black men in history. This is my second year paying homage to dope iconic Black people in history -Black people in history who’ve paved the way and continue to inspire me in my aspirations, career and beyond. Click to see them.
1 & 2. James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Born and bred in Harlem, James Baldwin is one of the greatest writers of the 21st century. His writings focused often highlighted the Black experience and racism in America- sadly his works, speak on the issues of race today.
The story of the Negro in America is the story of America–or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans.”
3. Malcolm X (1925-1965)
Born Malcolm Little in Nebraska, Malcolm X was a human rights activist based in Harlem. He preached Pan-Africanism, black self-determination, and black self-defense.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
4. Frederick Douglas (1818-1895)
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
5. Barack Obama (1961-Present)
Born in Honolulu Hawaii, Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first Black president. Prior to serving as the 1st Black Commander in Chief of The United States, Obama was elected the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”