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5 year old, Rosie Faye of Detroit is representing notable figures in the most adorable way for Black History Month. With the help of her mom, Kenya, Rosie has been making videos to give short history explainers on iconic African American women — even dressing the part.

“Last year, it started with Cicely Tyson, Serena Williams, Aretha Franklin and Rosa Parks,” said Kenya. “The response was so overwhelming, we decided we’d do it again.”

Cicely Tyson

Black History Month!! Rosie presents Seriously Tyson (Cicely????) My name is Cicely Tyson.I use to be a model, I'm an older actress but I'm still working.I play strong black women. I'm the first black to receive an honorary Oscar...me Cicely Tyson.❤ #tylerperry #cicelytyson #blackhistory #share

Posted by Faye Kenya Kiki on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

 

Aretha Franklin

This week in Black History.....Rosie presents Areka Franklin (Aretha) you are welcome to #share ????

Posted by Faye Kenya Kiki on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

 

Serena Williams

This week in Black History Month.....Rosie as Serena Williams. ???? #blackgirlmagic???? You are welcome to #SHARE ????????

Posted by Faye Kenya Kiki on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

 

According to Kenya, they post every Monday of February on social media. This year’s kickoff history lesson was on political leader and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. On video, Rosie introduced herself as Abrams — giving a little background: “My name is Stacey Abrams. I am the first black woman to ever run for Governor in Georgia. I lost but I helped register over 800,000 new voters and that was very impactful in the current elections. I also write romance novels.”

Stacey Abrams

This week in Black History Month. Rosie acknowledges STACEY YVONNE ABRAMS. Stacey Abrams *My name is Stacey Abrams. I am the 1st black woman to ever run for Governor in Georgia. I lost but I helped register over 800,000 new voters and that was very impactful in the current elections. I also write romance novels. Stacey Yvonne Abrams* NOTE: There should be a Stacey Abrams in every U.S state!!????

Posted by Faye Kenya Kiki on Monday, February 1, 2021

 

Rosie’s mother said the videos have helped build Rosie’s confidence and learn more about African American history. “This is her thing, she absolutely loves to do it,” said Kenya. “It’s fun to her in the moment, because she’s learning, and then she’ll see one of the figures we talked about…it would come to her like, ‘hey, I know about that person.’”

Kenya said Rosie is planning three other tributes this month; the next video will highlight Tina Turner.

You can keep up with Rosie on her Instagram account: go_rosie_grow.

 

Tracy Marie is one of Beasley Media Detroit's Digital Program Directors. She has an obsession with fun coffee mugs, yoga pants, and Jason Momoa. She enjoys decorating, taking naps and a good coffee buzz. You can hear her on-air, Sundays 10am-3pm. Connect with her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie.