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.