DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Girls Inc. held a week filled with events to teach young girls about Black history.
This event inspires girls to be bold, beautiful, and taught that they can do anything and what better time to teach them than during Black History Month.
Bria Solomon, development manager at Girls Inc., who helped bring this week to life said this will inspire them.
“We created this week so that we can inspire our girls so that they could see that anything is possible if they put their minds to it,” Solomon said.
On Feb. 17, the theme was Women Crush Wednesday where they dressed up as their favorite influential Black woman. On top of Black women who changed the dancing and ballet world, the girls dressed as women who made history as astronauts, track stars, political figures you name it these young ladies dressed it.
“I’m Mary Jameson the first black woman to go outer space,” Gabby Mafield said.
“Flo Jo — she’s the first Black American to do track,” Nylah Frier said.
“I’m Kamala Harris because she’s the first Black African female to be Vice President,” Briannah Crews said.
The week also consisted of showing their Black girl magic with shirts, wearing African headwraps, dressing as their favorite 90s singer, then finishing the week by supporting a local black business.
“I like learning about them because it’s very inspiring to know that any african american female can do anything,” Crews said.
Girls Inc is committed to teaching the girls they can do anything if they just put their minds to it while empowering them.
“Here at Girls Inc we’re able to bring that forth and help them and inspire them and show them that they can do anything they want to,” Solomon said.