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Black History Profile Poster Pack for the Classroom

  • Updated

    Updated:  27 Apr 2023

Print a Black History poster pack for the classroom, to introduce your students to revered Black icons and the impacts their contributions have made to American history.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  5 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 6

teaching resource

Black History Profile Poster Pack for the Classroom

  • Updated

    Updated:  27 Apr 2023

Print a Black History poster pack for the classroom, to introduce your students to revered Black icons and the impacts their contributions have made to American history.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  5 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 6

Print a Black History poster pack for the classroom, to introduce your students to revered Black icons and the impacts their contributions have made to American history.

Introduce 6 Influential African Americans With Black History Month Posters

Legislators, lawyers, activists, authors, protestors, voters, and change-makers. Black history is rich with people who have shaped our nation and our way of life, and these classroom posters will help you bring their stories to life for your students! 

Available as printable PDFs, the six posters in this easy-to-download bundle profile six different Black Americans who have helped change history, including:

  • Barack Obama First African American US president
  • Carol Moseley Braun First African American Congresswoman 
  • Shirley Chisholm First African American woman elected to the Senate
  • Amelia Boynton Civil rights leader who helped organize the march at Selma
  • Thomas Mundy PetersonFirst African American to vote under 15th amendment
  • Kamala Harris First person of color and woman to be elected US Vice President

Download the poster bundle in full-color or black and white, and add them to your bulletin board for an easy — but impactful — Black History Month bulletin board.

Get More From Your Black History Month Posters

Use these posters to profile prominent historical figures in various kinds of lessons, including:

  • Black History Month (February)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Celebrate Diversity Month (April)
  • American history & government
  • Biography writing
  • Civil rights movement
  • Community

Want to get even more out of your Black History Month bundle? Each poster can be paired with teacher-created reading comprehension questions for each of the profiles!

Image of Black History Profile: Barack Obama - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Barack Obama - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on the first African American President of the United States, and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Kamala Harris - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Kamala Harris - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Vice President Kamala Harris and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Amelia Boynton - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Amelia Boynton - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on civil rights activist Amelia Boynton and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Shirley Chisholm - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Shirley Chisholm - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Congresswoman and first Black presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Carol Moseley Braun - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Carol Moseley Braun - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Illinois Senator Carol Moseley Braun and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Thomas Mundy Peterson - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Thomas Mundy Peterson - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on history-maker Thomas Mundy Peterson and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6

Before You Download

This resource prints as a PDF. Please use the dropdown menu to choose between the full color or black and white, letter or tabloid sizes.

Print in letter or tabloid sizes to extend the use of this download to multiple activities in your class!

  1. Print the poster on tabloid paper and display it in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the poster on letter-size cardstock, slip it into a clear sleeve, and use it in your guided reading groups.
  3. Print on letter-sized paper and pass out copies as a group reading activity. Students find their group, read, and discuss their assigned profile. 

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