6-year-old teaches others, celebrates Black History Month by dressing up as icons

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 08:53:48-05

(WXYZ) — In tonight's 7 UpFront segment we're continuing our celebration of Black History Month.

We're being joined by 6-year-old Rosie White whose age isn't stopping her from teaching the world about the accomplishments of many African-American icons.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"It all began about three years ago," says her mother Kenya White. "Rosie was in preschool and they sent out a printout for me to read to her about Rosa Parks, and when I read to her about Rosa Parks, I was just testing her, taking her temperature to see if she was listening, and I said 'Rosie, what'd you learned?' and she said "Rosa Parks went to jail and she was tired from work!' and I'm like wait a minute, hold on, hold up, so I ran through the house and found old clothes and put a wig on and put in a bun and I dressed her like Rosa Parks and I grabbed my camera phone and said say it again."