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23 Ways To Cover Yourself In Black History Month Pride

Flex for the ancestors.

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1. These "School of Thought" sweatshirts repping the names of iconic figures in black history, reimagined as university logos.

The sweatshirts are $37.50 each and named after notable figures including Harriet Tubman, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Marcus Garvey.


9. These earrings depicting American-born singer, dancer, and actress Josephine Baker, who left the U.S. for France in 1937 and became both a musical and political icon.

10. And this sweatshirt that bears the name of the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who made a historic run for the presidency in 1972.

Congresswoman Chisholm was not only the first black woman elected to Congress, but also the first major-party black candidate for president of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Get the sweatshirt here for $37.50.


14. This Africa jersey for the Pan-Africanist in your life.

The Deluxe Africa jersey is $69.99, and Mizizi also sells jerseys for a number of different African countries. The shop will be debuting a Black Lives Matter jersey for February.

15. These Nina Simone earrings, a gorgeous dedication to the High Priestess of Soul.

Get the earrings for $10 on Etsy. The songstress's influence is everywhere in modern music and activism; you can catch the Oscar-nominated documentary about her life on Netflix.

16. This T-shirt quoting brilliant Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is often erased from popular narratives of the movement because of his sexuality.

17. Or this Zora Neale Hurston tote, a portrait of the Harlem Renaissance author who gave us classic books like Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Her work continues to influence writers and activists alike. To honor her with this tote bag, buy it on Society 6 for $22.


18. Sometimes you gotta say your grandma's favorite proverb with ya chest...and your head...and...

The whole Blk Proverbs collection restocks on Feb. 1; buy the "Stay Black" shirt for $17 and the pillow for $10.

19. Or toast Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of the revolution that ushered in Haiti's independence from French colonial rule in 1804.

The revolution made Haiti the first free black republic in the Western Hemisphere. Buy the shirt bearing L'Ouverture's face for $22.

21. This Black Cameo pin/pendant, made by jewelry designer Coreen Simpson after she noticed no women of color in the existing marketplace.

Simpson launched her signature jewelry piece, The Black Cameo®, in 1990. It's available via her site for $60.

22. This shirt that (almost) says it all.!2836!3!49552807039!!!g!76032320119!&ef_id=Vhvw4QAAAN

Parks was a trained activist whose lifelong commitment to social change certainly stretched well beyond her one famous act of defiance, but that's a little harder to fit on a shirt. In the meantime, this one's available for $22.07.


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