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Black History Profile Poster Pack

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Introduce your students to revered Black icons and the impacts their contributions have made to American history.

Showcase 6 Influential African Americans with our Black History Month Posters

Legislators, lawyers, activists, authors, protestors, voters, change-makers. 

Black history is rich with people who have shaped our nation and our way of life. 

Each Black American profiled in this poster collection has contributed to history by promoting equality and freedom for all! 

Profiles include:

Barack Obama First African American US president

Carol Moseley Braun First African American Congresswoman 

Shirley Chisholm First African American woman elected to the Senate

Amelia Boynton Civil rights leader who helped organize the march at Selma

Thomas Mundy PetersonFirst African American to vote under 15th amendment

Kamala Harris First person of color and woman US Vice President

Get More From Your Black History Month Posters

Use these posters to profile prominent historical figures in various kinds of lessons, including:

Print in letter or tabloid sizes to extend the use of this download to multiple activities in your class!

  1. Print the poster on tabloid paper and display it in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
  2. Print the poster on letter-size cardstock, slip it into a clear sleeve, and use it in your guided reading groups.
  3. Print on letter-sized paper and pass out copies as a group reading activity. Students find their group, read, and discuss their assigned profile. 

Before You Download

This resource prints as a PDF. Please use the dropdown menu to choose between the full color or black and white, letter, or tabloid sizes.

Check out more posters and other displays here!  


Pair this poster pack with our reading comprehension questions for each of the profiles included! 

Image of Black History Profile: Barack Obama - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Barack Obama - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on the first African American President of the United States, and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

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Image of Black History Profile: Kamala Harris - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Kamala Harris - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Vice President Kamala Harris and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Amelia Boynton - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Amelia Boynton - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on civil rights activist Amelia Boynton and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Shirley Chisholm - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Shirley Chisholm - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Congresswoman and first Black presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing3 pagesGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Carol Moseley Braun - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Carol Moseley Braun - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on Illinois Senator Carol Moseley Braun and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing3 pagesGrades: 3 - 6
Image of Black History Profile: Thomas Mundy Peterson - Comprehension Worksheet

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Black History Profile: Thomas Mundy Peterson - Comprehension Worksheet

Review our profile on history-maker Thomas Mundy Peterson and answer questions to reinforce understanding.

Teach Starter Publishing3 pagesGrades: 3 - 6

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