Watch: We celebrate Star Wars' Finn for Black History Month

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Feb 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST

This Black History Month we're celebrating 28 Heroes over 28 Days. Up today: Finn. 

It might've hit a lot of the same beats as Star Wars: A New Hope, but The Force Awakens also broke a lot of ground with the franchise — most notably by introducing us to the rebellious stormtrooper named Finn.

Along with Lando Calrissian, Finn (John Boyega) is among the few black characters to take a key role in the Star Wars universe. Finn is pretty much the first stormtrooper we've ever gotten to know as a person, and though he was wildly overmatched, the upstart hero went toe to toe with Kylo Ren and helped lead the mission to rescue Rey.

He may not be a Jedi, but there's no denying The Force is with Finn. Join us in celebrating him.