Inspiring Black History Month Classroom Door Decoration Ideas

Across the country, teachers are decorating their doors for Black History Month to shed light on important African American figures throughout history, and the triumphs and challenges they have faced in their quest for equality and justice.

Here are some of the most inspiring Black History Month door decorations that we have compiled for you from Twitter and Instagram.

Black History Month Door Decorations

This teacher used historical photos and a colorful background to showcase well-known African American figures in history. Get creative with your design and use whatever available materials you may have to make it shine.

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Use large, colorful keywords to highlight how different African American leaders in history left a mark on the world.

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Chanique Davis, an art teacher, had her students help her decorate her door for Black History Month. Get your students' creative juices flowing by allowing them to play a role in the process!

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Tis the season! Do me a favor and push SHARE! It’s black history month and it’s like a holiday over here at Lake Alfred Elementary. Here is this years door and if you scroll you’ll see last years. Shout out to my #Artclub babies for twisting this paper into dreads (The real mvps). She’s got her gold clips,yarn wrapped around her dreads and baby hairs and she’s ready to go. We are excited to share our projects with you guys. #TAkaChanique #TAka #ArtTeacher #Artist #ElementaryArt #BlackEducator #BlackArtTeacher #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonthDoor #DoItForTheCulture #WakandaForever #naturalhair #Dreads #Locs @happyhairgirls #africa #Africanprint @africanprint @becauseofthem @blackeducators @theshaderoom @mediablackoutusa @afropolitainmagazine @africanprintsinfashion @willsmith #bhm #bhmd
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This classroom door not only explores the achievements of figures in African American history—but also her-story.

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This is another example of students helping design a classroom door that uses current and historical photos to showcase well-known figures throughout African American history.

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This school decorated doors with quotes and student writing to honor the late Kobe Bryant in addition to other influential African Americans from the past and present.

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Displaying various historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) like this educator did can be a great way to get your high schoolers thinking about their futures.

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One of these doors depicts "Leaders Propelling Progress." Can you name all of the influential individuals shown in the images?

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This Spanish teacher decorated her door by honoring Celia Cruz, the Cuban American singer known as the "Queen of Salsa."


We hope these black history door-decorating ideas are helpful as you celebrate Black History Month in your school! Have your own ideas that you want to share? Tweet us @LeadAndLearn or email us at Shaped@hmhco.com.

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