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.
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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.
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
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.
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!
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:
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 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)
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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.
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.
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