In honor of Black History Month, this PowerPoint presentation includes quotes by 26 inspirational African-Americans. Each quote is on its own slide, along with a picture of the individual and a brief description of what they are known for.
There is a mix of historical figures, modern individuals, as well as a good mix of men and women. This is a great way to inspire your students and introduce them to famous African-Americans they may not have heard of. The quotes are a mix of general inspiration (following dreams, being successful, etc.) and quotes about fighting racism and prejudice. I've included 24, so you can pick and choose which ones you like best (since school is in session a max of 22 days in February).
This would be a great warm-up or closure to class, could be used for writing prompts or to spark class discussions. They are visually appealing and the thought-provoking.
You might also like my Black History Objective Summaries Activity
or my Black History Month Discount Bundle.