Because of Them We Can Coffee Table Book
Because of Them, We Can™ tackles the war on self-esteem with a photo collective and historic text featuring 365 self esteem boosting images of children posing as African-American innovators and trailblazers past and present. Created as a platform to celebrate, educate and empower the next generation of young people, the book re-imagines and contemporizes Black history, bridging the gap between a new generation of leaders and the historical heroes that paved the way. Because of Them, We Can began in 2013 as photo campaign by artist Eunique Jones Gibson. Intended to run through Black history month, Gibson snapped artistic photos of children dressed as iconic trailblazers and today’s inspirational heroes. Gibson’s images are meant to refute stereotypes and remind people of their greatness. Since then, the campaign has grown into a non-profit media company whose mission is to educate and connect a new generation to heroes who have paved the way. It is their hope that by sharing these images of excellence they will change the world by helping educators and other caring adults support our children in re-imagining themselves as greater than they currently are.