This clipart collection features 40 bold women in Black History-- inspired by the best-selling picture book by Vashti Harrison, Little Leaders!
These figures were incredibly fun to draw and I hope the stories + histories embodied by these women find a place in your classroom, among your students, or within your resources.
Great for language arts, social sciences, writing prompts, newsletters, and more. This clipart set includes a total of 160 unique images (80 full-color, 80 B+W)!
All images are in png formats so they can be easily dragged-and-dropped into your projects and lessons. All images are also available in full-color and high-quality black-and-white.
Images included are:
-Alice Ball: chemist; developed first successful treatment for leprosy
-Alma Woodsey Thomas: painter and art educator
-Althea Gibson: tennis player; first black athlete to cross the color line of tennis
-Angela Davis: political activist, academic, and author
-Audre Lorde: writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist
-Augusta Savage: sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance
-Bessie Coleman: pilot; first Black woman to hold a pilot license
-Charlotte E. Ray: first Black American female lawyer in the United States
-Dominique Dawes: first Black woman to join the National Gymnastics Team
-Ella Fitzgerald: jazz singer dubbed “the First Lady of Song” + “the Queen of Jazz”
-Florence Griffith Joyner: gold medalist; considered the fastest woman of all time
-Gwen Ifill: award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author
-Gwendolyn Brooks: writer, poet
-Harriet Tubman: abolitionist and political activist
-Ida B. Wells: journalist, educator, leader in the Civil Rights Movement
-Josephine Baker: singer, dancer
-Julie Dash: film director, writer, producer
-Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician featured in “Hidden Figures”
-Lorna Simpson: photographer and multimedia artist
-Mae Jemison: first Black woman to travel in space
-Mahalia Jackson: gospel singer
-Mamie Phipps Clark: social psychologist
-Marcelite Harris: first Black female general officer of the United States Air Force
-Marian Anderson: one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century
-Mary Bowser: Union spy during the Civil War
-Mary Eliza Mahoney: first African American to work as a nurse in the US
-Maya Angelou: poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist
-Nichelle Nichols: groundbreaking television actress
-Nina Simone: singer, pianist, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement
-Octavia E. Butler: award-winning science fiction writer
-Oprah Winfrey: seriously?!? … it’s Oprah!
-Phillis Wheatley: first published African-American female poet
-Raven Wilkinson: first Black woman to dance for a major classical ballet company
-Rebecca Lee Crumpler: first Black woman to become a physician in the US
-Rosa Parks: civil rights activist known for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott
-Ruby Bridges: first Black child to desegregate an all-White elementary school
-Shirley Chisholm: first Black woman elected to the United States Congress,
-Sojourner Truth: abolitionist and women's rights activist
-Wilma Rudolph: gold medalist; acclaimed the fastest woman in the world
-Zora Neal Hurston: influential author of African-American literature
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