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This 5-year-old paid tribute to history's most admired black women by dressing up as them

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Lola Jones may be a five-year-old, but she's already quite the activist. 

As part of an educational and empowerment project created by her mother, Cristi Jones, Lola transformed herself to bear striking resemblance to some of history's most admired black women.

Lola's mother came up with the idea after her daughter was enthralled by a video on Martin Luther King, Jr. showed in school last month. She took that as an opportunity to teach her child more about civil rights during Black History Month.

It helped, too, that Lola loves to dress up.

"And it is extremely helpful that Lola truly emulates the women she's portraying," Cristi said. "She gets into character and just nails it."


With the aid of props from their home in Kent, Washington, a few newly bought wigs, a bonnet, her mother's cellphone, and an artsy eye, Lola was able to pay tribute to prominent black women.

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