28 Leaders to Teach Your Kids about During Black History Month & Beyond

February 1, 2019Autumn

In the month of February, we are supposed to use the month to celebrate and uplift our black leaders of the past and present. In our household, black history is every day or as often as possible so I wanted to put together a short list of 28 leaders to teach your kids about during black history month and beyond. Black History for kids is all about what you make of it for your children – it’s one of those things that is left up to you to instill and teach.

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What we’ve done in the past 2 years as a family is take each day of the month to learn or expand on our knowledge of someone new. My husband and I decide in the morning or the day before which leader we will teach about and during our nightly dinners we have an open discussion. An open discussion is a great place for the kids to ask us questions and we make sure that no questions go unanswered.

During black history month for kids, it can be challenging to answer those hard questions about slavery, discrimination and the ongoing battle of injustice that black and brown men and women of our society face daily. However, we believe that our children should learn first at home so that we know the information they are receiving is coming from a place of love and truth. We make sure to show the kid’s research tips online and make bedtime reading a little different by switching to books about black leader — Check out my Amazon Store for Books on Black Leaders!

Related: Books Featuring Little Brown Girls

Black history month for kids should be a time to celebrate the culture and heritage. Learning about a new leader each day isn’t the only way to get your family to celebrate and learn at the same time. Here is my list of 5 activities we will be doing this month and you can do this month and beyond to foster a love of African American culture.

5 Fun Activities to do during Black History Month with Kids

  1. Print this list and research a new leader each day & ask your kids questions about what they learned – you can also ask them to journal or draw a picture about what they learned.
  2. Read stories by black authors (Our Amazon Book List)
  3. Make a Black History Month collage
  4. Celebrate African American inventors and make your own invention as a family
  5. Learn about the history of music (hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk & rock & roll)



28 Leaders to Teach Your Kids about During Black History Month & Beyond

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Thurgood Marshall
  3. Harriet Tubman
  4. Rosa Parks
  5. Malcolm X
  6. Madam CJ Walker
  7. Richard Wright
  8. Maya Angelou
  9. Ronald Mcnair
  10. Mary Jackson
  11. Michelle Obama
  12. Oprah Winfrey
  13. Duke Ellington
  14. Serena Williams
  15. Zora Neal Hurston
  16. Medgar Evers
  17. Tuskegee Airman
  18. Little Rock Nine
  19. Ruby Bridges
  20. Ella Fitzgerald
  21. August Wilson
  22. Gabby Douglas
  23. Barbara Jordan
  24. Usain Bolt
  25. Shonda Rhimes
  26. Jackie Robinson
  27. George Washington Carver
  28. John Lewis

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Does your family have any fun ways that you are uplifting and embracing black history month this year? Share some of your tips below!

28 African American Leaders to learn about during black history month #Blackhistory #blackhistoryforkids #blackhistoryactivites

28 African American Leaders to learn about during black history month #Blackhistory #blackhistoryforkids #blackhistoryactivites
28 African American Leaders to learn about during black history month #Blackhistory #blackhistoryforkids #blackhistoryactivites
28 African American Leaders to learn about during black history month #Blackhistory #blackhistoryforkids #blackhistoryactivites

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