Three girls from Wisconsin have nailed this year's Black History Month meme by posing as the main characters in the film "Hidden Figures."
The inspiring film, which has become a box office and awards show darling, stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe as real-life women who worked in the NASA space program in the '50s and '60s.
For a Black History Month project at Milwaukee College Prep, elementary school students Ambrielle Baker-Rogers, Miah Bell-Olson and Morgan Coleman dressed up as the film's main characters for a photo that offers up the caption "Blackness is beauty."
Baker-Rogers' mother, Jerrica Rogers, posted the photo on her Facebook page.
"The teacher who organized it, Mr. Terrance Sims, wanted to create a series of posters that positively affirm the excellence of his students, as well as shine a light on the beauty of African-American culture," Rogers tells Buzzfeed.
Rogers' daughter dressed up as Spencer's character, Dorothy Vaughn.
"I love the message it promotes, especially for young black girls," Rogers adds. "It gives them role models in a field where our representation is so low. It was just an awesome and empowering experience."
The film's stars, in turn, thought the girls' project was also inspiring.