Free Black Historical past Month Posters (Printable)

These Black History Month quote posters are powerful conversation starters for February and beyond. Download them, print them out and hang them on the walls of your classroom or school.

“Without struggle there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in the early 19th century, escaped with the help of his first wife Anna, and became one of the greatest abolitionist leaders and orators in the United States. During his lifetime he wrote three autobiographies and edited an anti-slavery newspaper called The North Star.

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a poet, dancer, teacher and activist. Throughout her life she published numerous books and received countless awards and honorary doctorates. She wrote and recited a poem at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993. Her inspirational writing provides great insight and lessons for students.

“The time is always right to do the right thing.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr., the best-known figure in the civil rights movement, was a proponent of nonviolent resistance and received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his work. He became a national figure during the Montgomery bus boycott. It lasted more than a year and resulted in the desegregation of the city’s buses.

“Liberty is never given; it is won.” -A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph was a civil rights and labor activist who helped found the first black majority union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. He was also an important figure during the civil rights movement. He helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.

“Truth is mighty and triumphs.” – Sojourner truth

Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, is best known for her 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” first delivered in 1851 in Akron, Ohio at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.

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