Famous Faces® of Black History Collaborative Poster [v1] w/ Martin Luther King

Art with Jenny K
Grade Levels
K - 9th, Homeschool
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Do something for Black History Month that your students won’t soon forget—with my large, visually-engaging "Famous Faces®" of Black History Month poster/banner.

This fun, collaborative activity features eight (8) inspirational African Americans:

  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Ruby Bridges
  • George Washington Carver
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Rosa Parks
  • Barack Obama

Great for ANY grade PreK - High School!!!


I have developed a companion Volume 2 featuring an additional eight (8) inspirational figures from African American history. Volume 1 and Volume 2 can be combined to create a single banner that is 14 feet long! This makes for a visually-inspiring, large classroom or school hallway presentation. The combined product is available here at substantial savings over Volumes 1 and 2 sold individually.


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My collaboration posters are easy for teachers and fun for kids and make a lasting impression—on students, parents, and your entire school community! Large and visually striking, this poster is the perfect accompaniment to your social studies lessons and/or Black History Month celebrations. It makes a great display for the front office, the auditorium, a hallway, or your classroom. No matter where it ends up, it will engender unending compliments and conversations while proving a source of inspiration for your students and school community.

The collaborative aspect of this Black History Month poster makes a big impact without really having to say anything. Every single piece of the poster matters, just as every child in the class matters. Your students will walk by and say "I did that piece!" each time they see the poster. They take great pride in being part of this art project.

Differentiation is built into the design of this Black History Month poster. Some pages have more to color than others, so some kids will easily be able to color two pages. Other pages have a lot of little details to color. You can use this to differentiate and provide the appropriate experience for each child to achieve success and be part of the group.

Black History Month Poster Details:

• There are 3 rows and 12 columns for a total of 36 pieces.

• The final poster is approx. 21” x 84” when complete. The exact size will depend on your printer settings.

• This Black History Month poster is ideal for a large bulletin board or a hallway.

• Each poster piece fits on a normal 8.5 inches x 11 inches piece of paper.

• Use markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

• The colors you will need are red, blue, pink, purple, and green.

• You can leave the background white or use a very light color for the background (explained in the resource).

I have included name labels for each of the people included on this poster (see the Preview for images).

I have included additional pages that you can use if you would rather have the poster say, "African-American History Month" instead of "Black History Month."

*Note: If you plan to laminate this poster don’t use crayons because oftentimes the heat from the laminator will melt the wax from the crayons and ruin the poster.

*****2 Poster Options*****

Poster #1: The first version of the poster has the color key in black and white with instructions and notes printed at the top telling the students exactly what they need to do on their page (see the Preview for examples). You will need to print the page in black and white for this option. There are complete instructions in the resource for you.

Poster #2: The second version of this poster has the color key actually in full color. If you have the ability to print in color please use this poster. It will be easier for students to know exactly how their piece should be colored. It's also really helpful for younger children who might not yet be able to read and will save you from having to run around the room reading the different instructions to the kids (see the Preview for examples).

Famous Persons Featured

Each of the individual famous people on this poster is also available as their own poster. You can see them individually by clicking on the names below.

This poster is part of my very popular Famous Faces® series which includes:

I hope your students enjoy this Black History month poster and no doubt all the meaningful conversations that will come from it!

I always love to see what your students make—feel free to email me or tag me on social media when you share this project!

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Thank you for supporting my work and infusing your classroom with art!

Jenny K.


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