Watch: We honor Mace Windu for Black History Month's 28 Days of Heroes

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Feb 16, 2017, 5:46 PM EST (Updated)

Today we turn our attention to a galaxy far, far away as we spotlight Mace Windu in honor of Black History Month's 28 Days of Heroes (28 heroes over 28 days. Check it out).

Played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Star Wars prequels, Mace was a Jedi Master and good pals with Yoda (which, let's be honest, is reason enough to celebrate anyone). His influence in the Star Wars universe runs deep, and he's even popped up in animated form over the past several years.

Plus, c'mon, that purple lightsaber is tight.

Join us in our celebration.