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These Women Re-Created Iconic Photos From Black History

The #WeAreBlackHistory series celebrates legendary black women.

To celebrate black history, a network called Style Influencers Group recently commissioned an inspiring photo series of modern black women posing as their historical heroes.

The images, shot by photographer Jerome A. Shaw, are intended to empower the community, affect change, and start conversations.

And they didn't just choose any women as models — they chose women who are proudly representing the movement online today.

The inspiration for the photos goes beyond Black History Month.

The organizers said each influencer has a personal connection to the iconic woman she's representing.

Women like activist Angela Davis...

Actress and singer Pearl Bailey...

And civil rights leader Coretta Scott King...

But they said they aren't comparing themselves to the icons featured.

"We're simply paying homage to them for the way they've inspired us in our careers and beyond."

"And we're committed to honoring their legacy by continuing to bring about change in our community."