Black History Month Coloring Pages (Free Printables)

The month of February is Black History Month. To mark the occasion we put together a free coloring book (four free packs) that you can print out and use with the kids.

Black History Month is a time of reflection. It’s a time to remember the incredible strides that have been made by the African American community. It’s a time to honor the people who have paved the way for us and continue to make our world a better place.

If you’re looking for an easy way to teach kids about Black history this month, you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve pulled together a collection of four different packs of colorful black history month coloring pages that are perfect for getting kids excited about learning about some of the many incredible people who have made a positive impact on our world.

These coloring sheets are a fun way to celebrate famous Black figures throughout U.S history, and notable Black Americans of the present day.

Black History Month Coloring Pages

This set of black history month coloring pages are free printables to help children get their minds focused on the rich history of African Americans.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr “I have a Dream” Coloring Sheet

This black history month coloring sheet focuses on one of the most famous figures of Black American history.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. also known as MLK for short, was a Baptist minister and activist in the American Civil Rights movement from 1955 until he was assassinated in 1968.

This coloring page has patterns to color, alongside MLK’s silhouette and famous line from his speech. Once this page is colored, it will make a beautiful poster for your classroom or home.

One of the most famous lines from the “I Have A Dream” speech is “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

You can find the entire transcript of the Martin Luther King I have a Dream speech here

Black History Month Africa Coloring Page

Kids of all ages will enjoy coloring the patterns on this map of Africa outline, which will also make a great poster once you have finished decorating.

Black History Month Quote Coloring Pages

These six coloring pages have inspirational quotes both from historical famous Black figures, and present day Black inspirational figures.

Martin Luther King “Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that” Coloring Page

This coloring page features a picture of Martin Luther King Jr to color, and words from the famous quote

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am Nina Simone Quote Coloring Page

This quote from famous Jazz musician Nina Simone is a beautiful message for all of our children.

Color the words and the pattern border.

Stretch Your Mind and Fly Whitney M Young Jr Quote Coloring Page

Whitney M Young Jr was a US Civil Rights leader.

This quote is an inspirational message that’s easy for even young kids to aspire to.

Serena Williams Desire to Win Quote Coloring Page

Serena Williams is a record breaking black sportswoman who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles in tennis, more than any one else in the sport.

This quote reads: “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger”

Kids can color the quote, the pattern border and Serena’s outfit.

Beyonce Quote Coloring Page

Beyoncé is one of the most successful Black women of today, as one of the best selling artists of all time.

This coloring quote reads “If everything was perfect, you would learn and you would never grow” – Beyonce Knowles

Muhammad Ali Quote Coloring Page

Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer of all time, and one of the most famous and inspirational Black Muslim figures in history.

This quote “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” reminds kids to try their best, push themselves and challenge themselves, and that success does not always come easily.

Kids can color the letters and words, and a full color picture of Muhammad Ali is already provided at the top of the page.

Black Lives Matter Coloring Pages

Color these pages to show your support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Fighting for equality and an end to racism is not a cause that’s left in the past. There is still much more work to be done.

Color the Black Lives Matter Black Power Fists

What is the meaning of the Black Lives Matter Fist Symbol?

The raised fist logo represents unity or solidarity, generally with oppressed peoples. The black fist, also known as the Black Power fist, is a logo generally associated with Black nationalism, Black pride, solidarity, and socialism – read more on National Geographic

This coloring page has multiple hands, kids can color each of these in different skin tones to explore diversity.

or color this version with just one hand. This coloring page is a great base to make your own Black Lives Matter poster.

Black Lives Matter Protest Coloring Page

With this protest coloring page, color the picture and complete the image with your own slogans on the protest signs. Kids can draw in more signs and slogans to fill in the entire page.

Beautiful Black Hair Coloring Pages

Color these beautiful detailed pictures of black women with different hairstyles, from braids to afro. Representation matters and these coloring pages give kids a chance to color and celebrate beautiful black hair.

Color and decorate these pictures to express creativity, in the colors of your choice. These are detailed coloring pages which are great for older kids, and even for use as adult coloring pages.

Beautiful Black Women Hair Coloring Pages

Detailed Braid Coloring Pages

These two sheets of braid coloring pages are super detailed, and great for mindful coloring

Check out our post on the best braided styles for black hair, over on our other site On Your Journey.


Black History Month will be here in February, and many people are looking for new ways to celebrate and learn more about African-American culture.

If you have kids, or are planning on teaching your kids about Black History Month, these coloring pages will help you get started! They are free to print and can be used in the classroom, at home, or even for special events like community-building and awareness-raising activities.

Download all of the PDF files below.

Each set is in it’s own PDF file, with 2-6 pages per coloring pack. These have been separated so you can easily access the ones you need, without unnecessary large files or paper wastage.

Click the download button below each one for your free download. These are instant digital downloads, free to use for personal use or classroom use.

Black History Month Coloring Pages Download

Black History Month Quotes Coloring Pages Download

Black Lives Matter Coloring Pages Download

Beautiful Black Hair Coloring Pages Download

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More people of color to study during Black History Month

Learning about specific people, what they went through, fought for and achieved is a great way to understand more about the rich history of Black people, in America and around the world.

Rosa Parks – Rosa Parks is a Civil Rights activist, best known for her action in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and she refused to give up her seat for a white man.

Harriet Tubman – Harriet Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who helped rescue many more people as conductor of the Underground Railroad.

Garrett Morgan – One of the most famous African American Inventors. He is the inventor of the traffic light system.

Barack Obama – The first Black president of the USA

Ruby Bridges – Ruby Bridges was the first Black child to attend an all white school, pushing the cause for de-segregation and civil rights at just six years old. Ruby Bridges is still alive today, and she is only 67 years old.

George Washington Carver – George Washington Carver was a famous agricultural scientist.

Jackie Robinson – Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.

Katherine Johnson – Katherine Johnson was an amazing Mathematician for Nasa, calculating flight paths for space craft. Her amazing journey and accomplishments are documented in the movie Hidden Figures.

Sojourner Truth – Sojourner Truth was a famous abolinitionist and women’s rights activist, known for her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Ask the kids which other inspirational Black figures they can think of, and who they want to learn more about. This list is just the beginning!

Find out about even more important historical figures from the Civil Rights Movement in our Black History Month Word Search printables pack. This is a great way to kick off some research for the kids!


We hope you enjoyed these black history coloring pages. Please go ahead and share with friends and family so that other parents and educators can also use this free resource.

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