Are you looking for a way to get inspired this Black History Month? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will be discussing 54 writing prompts that will help get your creative juices flowing. Whether you are a student who needs to write a paper or an adult who wants to reflect on the progress that has been made, these prompts will help you celebrate black history in a meaningful way.
54 Black History Month Writing Prompts
- Write about what Black History Month means to you.
- Write about the importance of recognizing the contributions of black people in history.
- Write about your favorite black personalities and why they’re so important to you.
- Write about your favorite black character in history and why they inspire you so much.
- Write an acrostic poem about the life of a black historical figure. What’s their story? How did they overcome adversity? How can you identify with their experiences?
- Write a letter to a black historical figure and tell them how their work has impacted you personally. Tell them what they meant to you and how you want to carry on their legacy.
- Write about how you learned about the Black Lives Matter movement and what it meant to you then and now.
- Write about your favorite Black History Month activity.
- Describe how you celebrate Black History Month.
- Write about what it means to be black in the United States – and how we can change that!
- Write about how you once made an assumption about a person based on your appearance that turned out wrong.
- Write a list of your favorite black heroes.
- Describe how you can use your skills to help your community.
- Write down what you learned from a black role model or why it’s important to you.
- Write about a time when you felt like you didn’t belong.
- Write about an important moment in black history that was overlooked by society or misrepresented by mainstream media.
- Write about your favorite black movie or show on TV and why it’s your favorite (or if there’s more than one).
- Write about what it would be like if there were no more racism against people because of their race.
- Write about what’s changed since the civil rights movement and what hasn’t changed yet.
- Write about how you can ensure that Black History Month isn’t just a month a year but something that’s integrated into our daily lives as Americans who’re proud of our African American heritage!
- Write about your favorite Black History Month song.
- Describe an event in Black history that inspires you.
- Write about the many ways black people have impacted the world.
- Write about the history of the civil rights movement.
- Write about a black woman who stood up against racism.
Questions to Inspire You to Write About Black History Month
- How do you feel about Black History Month?
- What’s your favorite memory of a black person?
- How have you learned about your African heritage?
- What does being African American mean to you?
- What is the most important thing that’s happened to the African American community in the last century?
- What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from black history?
- If you could be a black historical figure like Martin Luther King Jr or Frederick Douglass, who’d it be and why?
- What’s the main idea behind Black History Month?
- How do you honor Black History Month?
- Why do you think it’s important to learn about black history?
- How has learning about black history impacted your life?
- Where did African American culture come from?
- If you could go back in time and meet a black historical figure, who’d it be and why?
- If there was one thing that people could learn about black history from reading your story, what would it be? And why?
- What were some of the most important moments in black history?
- What does it mean for a society that we still have to fight for equality?
- What did you learn about black history that surprised you?
- Who’re your favorite Black people, and why are they so important to you?
- What creative ways are there to celebrate Black History Month in your classroom or school?
- If I could meet one African American from history, who’d it be and why?
- What would society look like if this person hadn’t lived?
- If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, how do you think he’d feel about race relations in the world today?
- How have the lives of African Americans changed in the last 10 years?
- Why is George Washington Carver an important figure in black history?
- What’re the best books you’ve read to understand black history?
- What do you think about how black people are portrayed in the media?
- If you could go back in time, what would you tell your ancestors about being black in America?
- What challenges does the African American community face today?
- Why is it important to know and recognize the accomplishments of black Americans?
Black History Month Activity Ideas
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of the black American community and learn more about American history. It’s also an opportunity to educate others about blacks’ role in American history, especially during the Civil Rights Movement.
Here are some activities you can do during Black History Month:
- Watch movies or documentaries about important figures in black history, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Harriet Tubman, or Rosa Parks.
- Read books by or about black authors or figures. If you’re looking for good books to read, check out our list of 75 must-read books by African American authors.
- Visit a site related to African American history, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
- Attend a performance at an arts center featuring African Americans music and dance. In February, you may find performances at local schools or community centers, as they often host events during Black History Month.
- Make artwork inspired by African American culture using materials such as fabric scraps and glue sticks. You can use your creations as decorations for your home or give them as gifts.
- Learn to dance like Michael Jackson, James Brown, or Beyoncé Knowles.
Black History Month is a time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States and the world. It’s also a time to learn about those who came before us and see how they’ve shaped our lives and society today.
We must remember that many of our institutions were built by black people who were enslaved and who, until recently, received no recognition for their work or ideas. That’s why it’s important to recognize these historical figures during Black History Month, so they aren’t forgotten.
Black History Month encourages us to have important conversations about race in the United States and worldwide – and if we don’t have these conversations enough at other times of the year, it offers us all the opportunity to start them now!