Black History Month Coloring Sheets
For Black History Month we have organized our collection of many of our coloring sheets featuring African Americans who have made incredible contributions to our country. This is a list that will continue to grow so we hope you will pin it and save for later.
If you enjoy this free educational printable coloring sheet celebrating Black History MOnth, make sure to check out our educational printable section featuring California Missions, and so many more! We also have ‘just for fun’ coloring sheets featuring Gabby’s Dollhouse Coloring Sheets , We Can Be Heroes Coloring Sheets, Sharkboy and Lavagirl Coloring Sheets, American Girl Doll Coloring Sheets , Olaf Coloring Sheets, Coco Coloring Sheets , Trolls Coloring Sheets and so many more on our site!
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We have also added a few paid printable coloring sheets in our Etsy shop to offset the price of keeping our site up and running. Once downloaded you can print as many as you would like. Use for an entire class and year after year.
Black History Free Printable Coloring Sheets
Ruby Bridges Coloring Sheet
Click for an instant download Ruby Bridges Coloring Sheet!
Who is Ruby Bridges?
Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is an American civil rights activist. At the time of this post, she is 67 years old. She went to elementary school at the same time as my parents. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960. It is important that our children know that Slavery and Jim Crow were mere generations ago and there is still work to do. Please feel free to print out the above coloring page to use in teaching kids about the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Shirley Chisholm Coloring Page
Who is Shirley Chisholm?
A true pioneer in both race and gender, Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress representing New York’s 12th District. In 1972, she was also the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. During her time in Congress, Chisholm fought for improved education, health and human services and women’s rights. Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Inspire children with this free printable coloring page of Shirley Chisholm.
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Rosa Parks is a national hero that every person should know about. Please feel free to click and print this free coloring page featuring Rosa Park’s mug shot for kids to color while they learn. Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Rosa Parks did not do this ‘in the moment’ as many are taught, her actions were carefully planned ahead of time. Rosa Parks was brave and stood up for what she believed in. Her actions inspired the leaders of the local Black community to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.
Barack Obama Coloring Page
Feel free to print out this coloring page inspired by the Barack Obama Presidential portrait.
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. The coloring page above is based on the beautiful presidential portrait that the buffoon who followed him famously refused to hang in the White House. I think it would be cool if kids all over colored this picture and mailed it to 45. I’m Petty. Barack Obama will go down in history as one of the best presidents of our time. Barack Obama had no scandals while serving as president. Barack Obama is known for loving his wife and kids well; unlike the buffoon who followed him. Barack Obama wore the hell out of a suit; something else the guy who came after him could never achieve.
Click and print for the high resolution printable from our Etsy shop – featuring Michelle Obama in her beautiful official portrait! High resolution and no watermark.
Click and print this coloring page inspired by the beautiful official portrait of Michelle Obama.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She famously said “I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.” She is the wife of former President Barack Obama. She is one of the most educated and self assured women to ever hold the position of First Lady; which makes insecure people feel uneasy. She is the mother of Sasha and Malia Obama.
Levar Burton Coloring Sheet
Levar Burton is an African American actor. He is well known for acting on Star Trek and also his work on Reading Rainbow! Click here for an instant download Levar Burton coloring sheet you can print from home or school!
John Lewis Coloring Page
John Lewis taught us all to be brave and that some trouble is ‘good and necessary trouble’. John Lewis is a hero to our nation. Click and print the above coloring page inspired by his many mug shots. John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights activist who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966.
Robert Smalls Coloring Page
Click to instantly download a full size high resolution ROBERT SMALLS COLORING SHEET without a watermark!
Who is Robert Smalls?
In 1862 during the Civil War, Robert Smalls commandeered a confederate transport boat freeing himself, his crew and their families. Later, Smalls was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Robert Smalls was also instrumental in convincing President Lincoln to let free Blacks serve in the Union Army.
Katherine Johnson Coloring Page
Click to instantly download a full size high resolution Katherine Johnson COLORING SHEET without a watermark!
Colin Kaepernick Coloring Page
Click to get the instant downloadable Full size High Resolution Colin Kaepernick Coloring Page without a watermark. Educational Coloring pages on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Colin Kaepernick began peacefully protesting in public spaces about the continued problems with policing in his own country towards people of color. Despite him literally just kneeling, many snowflakes could not handle his protest. He is quoted as saying he kneels because it is a respectful gesture. Kaepernick consulted with those in the military before he began kneeling who said kneeling would be more respectful than sitting out. Colin Kaepernick’s ability to continue a conversation without violence is a great lesson to children. Feel free to click and print this free coloring page of Colin Kaepernick for Black History month lessons.
Misty Copeland Coloring Page
Who is Misty Copeland?
Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre. Misty Copeland was the first African American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Children learning about Black History Month are welcome to click and print this free coloring page of Misty Copeland.
Black History Activity Sheets
Below there are several pages of free printable resources for black history month. Feel free to click the words which are linked to an individual post with the full sized high resolution printable. All of the following printables are a free resource for teachers and homeschooling families. This is just a small resource; we hope that you and your students are able to use these Black History Month activity sheets as a free supplement in your teachings. My hope is this is a contribution to a more inclusive school environment for all children.
Black History Month Coloring Pages – Coming Soon! Bookmark and return! If you have a suggestion for a historical figure to feature, please leave it in the comment section. We hope this will continue to grow as a valuable resource of inexpensive and free educational tools for teachers and schools.
MLK Jr Coloring Page COMING SOON!
Duchess Megan Markle Coloring Page COMING SOON!
Frederick Douglass – Coloring Page COMING SOON!
Wilma Rudolph – Coloring Page COMING SOON!
Jackie Robinson – Coloring Page COMING SOON1
Henry Ossian Flipper – coloring page COMING SOON!
In 1877 Henry Ossian Flipper became the first African American to graduate from West Point. Upon his completion, Flipper was also the first Black man to be commissioned in the Army (or any branch of the military for that matter).
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. The entire month of February is dedicated to observing the history of those of African American decent. The current teaching system continues to focus more on the contributions of white people over people of color. It is high time for the full story. Black History month has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom.