16 Inspiring Black History Bulletin Boards for Classrooms

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Are you looking for Black History Bulletin Boards for Classrooms? Black History Month is celebrated in February in America and Canada, but for the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is celebrated in October. The color themes for Black History Month are black, red, green, and yellow, so these are the colors you can use for your Black History Month bulletin boards.

I love to find awesome classroom bulletin board ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. The ideas below are some beautiful Black History bulletin boards for classrooms that have been made by teachers.

Tips for Making Black History Bulletin Boards

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Use the black history colors; red, yellow and green: Black History bulletin boards look even better when everything is red, yellow, and green. Everything in this bulletin board uses these three colors. You can recreate this display using these Black History Month portrait posters, this green background, and yellow and red border trims. See more decorations specifically for Black History Month in this blog post.

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Use Black history buntings on posters to complete a bulletin board: These black history buntings have a dark background that makes them blend in with the background of the bulletin board. But the letters on it are bright enough to stand out boldly. This bulletin board also has two quote posters from this black history quote of the day poster set.

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Include pictures or portraits: Having real pictures of our black heroes, makes their stories become more ‘real’ for students. I like that the teacher added this heading to this bulletin board ‘Black History Month: Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future’. The persons featured in these posters are Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman, Colin Powell, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, Benjamin E. Mays, Martin Luther King Jr., Ida B. Wells, and Thurgood Marshall.

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Merge with a Valentine’s Day theme: Since Valentine’s Day falls within the Black History Month, it is fitting to merge the two themes in your bulletin boards. After all, love is the underlying message of both themes. This teacher stuck Valentine hearts all around her Black history Month bulletin board. She added the title ‘We Fall in Love with Black History’.

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Black History Bulletin Boards for Classrooms

Black History Month bulletin boards can be inspiring focal points in your classroom. They can be used for celebrating diversity and fostering meaningful discussions about the contributions of African Americans. They serve as a powerful reminder of the rich tapestry of history and they can encourage students to embrace inclusivity and empathy in their learning journey.

Posters can be used to make Black History Bulletin Boards for Classrooms. These poster sets have pictures of notable black historians.

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Periodic Table of Black Leaders bulletin Board: Think of this bulletin board as a Black History Month perdiodic table with a color-coded key for artists and performers, activists and advocates, athletes, scientisis and methematicians, and trailblazers. Sixty-three persons are featured in this bulletin board.

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Black History Month Timeline Posters for Bulletin Board: This photographic bulletin board has posters placed on order according to the dates of the events ocurring. The posters come with data cards with the events explained and the dates shown. The events are based on black leaders making a positive change in society.

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‘Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future’ bulletin board: This bulletin board set uses the black history colors and symbols on a dark background. I made a similar printable and editable version here.

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Black History Month Bulletin Board Quote Posters: These posters feature Black History Month quotes. Students can bring pictures of black historical heroes to add to the bulletin board.

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Freedom Isn’t Free Picture Posters: These posters do not ‘sugar-coat’ things. They show the prices that were paid by the brave to help pave the way for others. They are not bulletin boards, but I had to add them to this list.

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Black Inventors Bulletin Board: Based on the photos and details in this poster, students can pick two inventors to research them, and give a report on what they learned about them.

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Black History Bulletin Boards for Classrooms

Notable Black Americans Bulletin Boards: All of these bulletin boards were created with these Notable Black Americans Posters. The persons in the posters are Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Mae Jemison, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, and Frederick Douglas.

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Artistic bulletin board: A teacher created this ruby bridges bulletin board for Black History Month.

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Black History Month Tapestry Bulletin Boards

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Turn a Black History Month Tapestry into a bulletin board: This tapestry has the fist for the black power movement, a picture of the African continent, and everything is in the red, gold, and green colors. Each color has its own symbolism; black: Melanin/Our shared identity, Yellow: Sun/Prosperity, Green: Mother Nature, and Red: Blood/History.

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Only use two items: A tapestry and border trim. Tapestries are going to takeover as the new trend for bulletin boards. They make a beautiful detailed display and save you time. T make the bulletin board above, the teacher only needed this Black History Month tapestry and this red heart border trim on her whiteboard.

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Just hang a stand-alone tapestry: Tapestries can by hung on your classroom wall without needing any extra decorations. This tapestry has pictures of prominent African Americans and a famous quote from each person. These positive life quotes are applicable to everyone of every race, gender, or belief.

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Black Voices Quote Poster Tapestry: The teacher that has this tapestry in her classroom said ‘We are celebrating Black History all month and I love how my students refer to this banner once we learn about someone. This banner helps them stay engaged!’

Black History Month Classroom Door Bulletin boards

Black History Door Bulletin Boards: See all kinds black history bulletin board designs on classroom doors in this blog post.

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I hope this has helped you get ideas for Black History Bulletin Boards for classrooms. I created printable Martin Luther King Jr. Bulletin Boards that you can check out in this blog post.

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