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Black History Month Project

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Black History Month is a time to commemorate African-Americans who have changed the world.  Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week" Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the U.S.A., the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities.

Your assignment is to create a poster on one famous/accomplished African-American whose actions have changed the world.  Research your person to find 10 interesting facts.  Then create a poster (or use my template) to hang in the hallway that displays these important and interesting facts.  Put your name and your person’s name on the back of the poster.  The poster must be titled WHO AM I?  Facts should start from the least known information and end with clues that will help the reader guess whom you are talking about. 

To receive an A+ on this poster, it must be neat, colorful, and attractive, in addition to conforming to the directions given and to being submitted on time.

Suggestions…only suggestions:

Arthur Ashe

Barack Obama

Barbara Jordan

Benjamin Banneker 
George Washington Carver
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Elijah McCoy

Bill Cosby

Booker T. Washington
Mary McLeod Bethune
Frederick Douglas
Alex Haley
W.E.B. DuBois

Colin Powell

Condoleezza Rice

Harriet Tubman

Jackie Robinson

Langston Hughes

Madame C. J. Walker

Mae C. Jemison

Martin Luther King

Maya Angelou

Richard Wright

Rosa Parks

Ruby Bridges
Medgar Evers
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jesse Jackson
Barbara Jordan
Rosa Parks
General Colin Powell
Ida B. Wells
Malcolm X

Sarah S. Goode

Shirley Chisholm

Sojourner Truth

Tiger Woods

 

Click here to go to a template.  You may type your poster using WordArt and fancy bullets or create it by hand.

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"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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