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quotes for black history month free coloring pages

Since 1976, Black History Month has been an annual, month long celebration. Throughout the month of February,  we celebrate the achievements of many black men and women and recognize their significant roles in history. Our Black History Month Coloring Pages are a fun and educational way to celebrate and learn about the many achievements of black individuals in U.S. history.

Whats included in the Black History Coloring Pages:

There are many African Americans to honor, but our printables focus on 3 individuals. When creating these printables, I thought it would be educational and motivating to include inspirational quotes from each person. A famous quote can go a long way in terms of motivating someone to work toward achieving their goal.

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1. Barack Obama

The 44th President of the United States and the first Black president in history, Barack Obama brought strength, diversity and values to the American people.

“Your voice can change the world.” – Barack Obama

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The Story of Barack Obama

2. Rosa Parks

An American activist in the civil rights movement – known as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, Parks’ arrest launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott by 17,000 black citizens.

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks: A Kid’s Book About Standing Up For What’s Right

3. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement. At the age of thirty-five, he became the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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4. Black History Month Coloring Sheet

These Black History Month Coloring Pages are perfect for elementary students and also make great posters. Have your students color, laminate and hang them in the classroom to honor these significant men and women. Get your free download and start educating!

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Kid’s Book About Advancing Civil Rights With Nonviolence

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Use the Black History Month Coloring Pages as a history lesson

Some of these inspirational Black Americans were activists, inventors, and were involved in world changing historic events such as the civil rights movement.

Use our Black History Month coloring sheets as a resource to help educate young Americans on Black history. Use the coloring pages as art activities for at home or in the classroom as a fun way to learn about these significant people in our history.

Some other notable Black Americans include:

There are quite a number of hidden figures in Black history that have made and contributed to impactful and world-changing events in the world. To name a few more:

Harriet Tubman

Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped and helped rescue and guide over 70 enslaved people to their freedom.

The Story of Harriet Tubman: A Biography Book for New Readers

George Washington Carver

An American agricultural scientist and inventor who was born enslaved but went on to become one of the most prominent scientists of his time developing hundreds of products using peanuts and other plants.

National Geographic Readers: George Washington Carver

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician. Her work and calculations assisted the first U.S. crewed spaceflights.

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges is an American civil rights activist. At six years old, she became one of the first black children to integrate New Orleans’ all white public school system.

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American author, poet and civil rights activist. She received dozens of awards and honorary degrees. Angelou gave Black Americans everywhere hope, strength and drive with her inspiring work.

Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams)

Need some craft supplies?

Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend  time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!

I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.

Go ahead and laminate

I’m a big fan of laminating. Why? Laminating gives these activities a bit more permanence, even coloring pages. These specifically act as great posters for classroom use. Hang in the classroom on a bulletin board or in the hallway to help honor these amazing Black Amercians.

I don’t use anything fancy or complex, just a simple and easy laminator. This is the laminator I use and recommend.

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