“I don’t want a Black history month. Black history is American history.”
– Morgan Freeman, Actor, and Director
Since 1969, institutions in the United States, particularly educational ones, have celebrated the importance of Black History during the month of February. First proposed by Carter G. Woodson in 1926, this yearly celebration has come to be recognized globally.
Recognition and importance are cited as the sparks that initiated the movement. Woodson states it best, “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.”
To honor Black History month we’ve created a collection of assignments containing multiple writing prompts to help educate students on the inspiring leaders and important historical moments in black American history.
This collection contains assignments for elementary, middle, and high school students. Each assignment contains 1-3 prompts, and all assignments are completely customizable.