Black History Month ~ Activists

Black History Month ~ Activists

Free Printable Black History Month CardsFor Black History Month, I am creating a series of cards for students to match famous people to their accomplishments. You can collect all four sets:

Each week a new set of cards will be offered. This set features the following activists:

 

Rosa Parks

On November 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, this person refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. Police fined and arrested her. This action prompted a city-wide bus boycott that was settled when the Supreme Court ruled segregation on buses unconstitutional.

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges

 

This schoolgirl was the first to attend the newly desegregated public school. Four federal marshals escorted her to school on her first day of first grade. There she became a class of one as no other students were willing to attend class with her.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born in 1929, this man became a worker for racial equality.. During the 1950’s, he participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and other peaceful demonstrations. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

This man was the first African American justice of the US Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) trial, the “separate but equal” doctrine in public education was overthrown.

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

 

He moved from his home in Jamaica to London to study law There he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association. In 1916, he moved to New York City and opened a branch in Harlem. His newspaper, Negro World, brought him millions of followers.

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

Born a slave in 1856, this boy worked his way through school after the Civil War. In 1881, he was chosen to organize the Tuskegee Institute, a school for African Americans. He became a spokesman for black America and organized the National Negro Business League.

Three versions of these cards are offered: one with blanks for students to write their own sentences; one with the sentences provided but with blank spaces for students to write in key words; and one with the answers provided. The third copy of the organizer may be used as an answer key, for differentiated instruction, for students who were absent during instruction, or if you wish for the students to have the sentences already completed. Just click on the image below to download these cards. Free Printable Black History Month Cards

 

 

 

 

 

If you need additional materials on activists, you may wish to take a look at this Civil Rights and Vietnam Lap Book on Teachers Pay Teachers:

Civil Rights and Vietnam War Lap Book

 

 

Gay Miller

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