50 Journal Prompts For Black History Month

50 Journal Prompts For Black History Month

Celebrate, learn, and grow with these 50 journal prompts specially crafted for Black History Month. Each prompt is a little window into the rich tapestry of Black history and culture, inviting you to explore, reflect, and discover.

Whether you’re writing about historical heroes, personal reflections, or creative expressions, you’re taking steps to honor the past and inspire the future.


Exploring Heroes of Black History Month

  1. Who is a Black historical figure you admire, and why?
  2. What did you learn about Martin Luther King Jr. that inspires you?
  3. Write about a Black inventor and their invention. How does it impact us today?
  4. Discover a Black artist and describe how their art makes you feel.
  5. Who is a Black woman in history you find inspiring, and what did she do?
  6. Learn about a Black athlete who broke records. What challenges did they face?
  7. Write about a Black leader you think everyone should know about.
  8. Choose a Black musician whose music you enjoy. How have they influenced music?
  9. Find a story about a Black scientist. What discoveries did they make?
  10. Who is a modern-day Black hero, and what have they accomplished?



Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


Your Role in Black History Month

  1. How can you support Black businesses in your community?
  2. Why is it important to celebrate Black History Month?
  3. What can you do at school to honor Black History Month?
  4. How can you learn more about Black history and culture?
  5. Write about a time someone taught you something important about diversity.
  6. How can you use your voice or actions to fight against racism?
  7. What is a book by a Black author you would like to read, and why?
  8. How can celebrating Black History Month help us understand America better?
  9. What are ways to show respect and honor to Black history every day?
  10. How can you share what you learn about Black history with your friends?



You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."


Reflections on Black History Month

  1. How does learning about Black history make you feel?
  2. Why do you think Black History Month is celebrated in February?
  3. Write about how Black history has shaped the world we live in today.
  4. How has a figure from Black history inspired you to make a change?
  5. What is something new you want to learn during Black History Month?
  6. How do you think Black history influences today’s culture?
  7. Reflect on a quote by a Black leader that means a lot to you.
  8. What are some misconceptions about Black History Month that need correcting?
  9. How can we ensure that Black history is taught accurately in schools?
  10. How has celebrating Black History Month changed your perspective?



The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression

"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."


Creative Expressions for Black History Month

  1. Create a poem inspired by a hero of Black history.
  2. Draw a picture of someone you learned about during Black History Month.
  3. Write a short story set in a key event of Black history.
  4. Imagine you’re interviewing a figure from Black history. What would you ask?
  5. Design a poster that celebrates Black History Month. What would it include?
  6. Create a playlist of songs by Black artists that inspire you. Why did you choose these songs?
  7. Write a letter to a young person about the importance of Black History Month.
  8. Imagine a world where a Black inventor’s creation was never invented. How would that change things?
  9. Write about how you feel when you see injustices and how you can make a difference.
  10. Describe a celebration of Black History Month that includes all communities.



I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."


Looking Forward After Black History Month

  1. How can you continue to learn about Black history after February?
  2. What changes do you hope to see in the world regarding racial equality?
  3. How can you be an ally to your Black friends and classmates?
  4. What are your hopes for the future of Black history in America?
  5. How can you incorporate the lessons of Black History Month into your daily life?
  6. Write about a world where everyone truly understands and celebrates Black history.
  7. What is one action you can take to support social justice?
  8. How can communities better celebrate Black History Month?
  9. What would you say to someone who doesn’t understand the importance of Black History Month?
  10. Imagine the future of Black history. What achievements do you see?


Writing about Black History Month

As we wrap up these 50 journal prompts, remember that Black History Month is not just about reflecting on the past; it’s about shaping the future.

Every story matters, every voice counts. Let’s carry the lessons and inspirations from this month throughout the entire year, building a world of understanding, respect, and equality.

Keep asking questions, keep learning, and keep celebrating the incredible contributions of Black individuals to our shared history.

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