Students at the University of Memphis are bringing Black History Month to life this February by creating a live art installation featuring students dressed as black heroes and icons posing next to placards full of historical information. The exhibit features artists like Maya Angelou, civil rights leaders like Angela Davis and performers like Josephine Baker. The photos were shared on Facebook.

See all the living statues below:


Langston Hughes, writer, poet and Harlem Renaissance icon.


Maya Angelou, great American philosopher, teacher and poet.


Billie Holiday, legendary jazz singer and songwriter.


Rosa Parks, civil rights activist and national icon.


Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medal winner, civil rights icon and the fastest woman in the world.


Ida B. Wells, writer, journalist, activist and suffragette.


Jackie Robinson, the man to break the color barrier in baseball.


Dorothy Dandridge, the first black nominee for Best Actress. 


W. E. B. DuBois, scholar, writer,and co-founder of the NAACP.


Donyale Luna, the first black woman to model for Vogue.


Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader.


Josephine Baker, actor/model/dancer/singer/Allied spy/civil rights leader.


Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco.


Madame CJ Walker, inventor, entrepreneur and first black woman millionaire. 

Photos: Rokeita Henry