11 People to Celebrate During Black History Month

From slavery through the civil rights movement and beyond, the history of African-Americans has been affected tremendously by these 11 people. Your child can learn valuable lessons about American history with these worksheets ... in February or anytime!

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Children learn about the life and legacy of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in this history worksheet.
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Children learn the inspiring life story of historical hero Frederick Douglass, who rose from slavery to become a preeminent leader of the abolitionist movement, in this worksheet.
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Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

In this historical heroes worksheet, children are introduced to Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to help found Tuskegee University and advocate for the educational and civl rights of fellow African Americans.
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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Children follow along the incredible life story of Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to rescue hundreds of other enslaved people.
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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

Children learn about George Washington Carver, who rose from slavery to become a leading agricultural pioneer, innovator, inventor, and educator, in this historical heroes worksheet.
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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

In this historical heroes worksheet, second and third graders read a short passage about Owens' life and legacy, then answer the comprehension questions to help determine their understanding.
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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Children are introduced to author, activist, and poet Maya Angelou in this historial heroes worksheet.
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W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois

Introduce second and third graders to W.E.B. Du Bois, writer, sociologist, and civil rights advocate, with this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
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Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

Introduce children to American playwright Lorraine Hanberry, who was only 29 years old when she won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play for "A Raisin in the Sun."
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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Children learn about writer and poet Langston Hughes in this Historical Heroes: Langston Hughes worksheet.
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