February has been an awesome month thus far. As the month set aside for Black people and the rest of the world to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, we have plenty to be proud of.
With the cast of Black Panther giving us a real-life heroes and queens to adore, so many have joined in on the celebration of black people, past and present.
Thanks to Marguerite Thompson, a New York City teacher, young girls within the school can see their natural beauty front and center. Thompson, recently brought to life one of the most beautiful art contributions to African-American heroes ̶ the Black Woman!
Thompson transformed her classroom door into a girl with a huge afro to celebrate the beauty of natural hair.
On her Facebook post, Thompson stated, “In the spirit of Black History Month my class decided to recreate a work of art that many of you have probably seen. It was a source of inspiration for us as we continue to create memories of self. We named our door “Adebayo” which means “the crown meets joy” in Yoruba. This name is fitting as we celebrate the beauty in our blackness, and challenge societal standards of beauty. Happy Black History Month from my class to all of you!”
Imagine if there were more teachers like Marguerite in the world! Check out the pictures below.