Black History Month Writing Prompts for Students

Looking for new writing prompts for your students?  Check out our top list of Black History Month writing prompts for students.  In this list of creative writing topics, you will find great topics for Kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.  Need more ideas?  Check out our list of creative writing ideas for kids here.

Black History Writing Topics

  1. Why do we celebrate Black History Month?
  2. Do you think it is important to celebrate Black History Month? Why?
  3. What does it mean to be a slave? How do you think slaves were treated? How would you feel if you were a slave?
  4. What does it mean to be discriminated against?
  5. If I could meet one African American in history who would it be and why?
  6. What is your favorite thing you learned during Black History Month?
  7. What does Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech mean to you?
  8. If racism didn’t exist in the world….the world would be?
  9. What does racism mean to you?
  10. What is one thing you can do to stop racism?
  11. If I could have helped Harriet Tubman with the Underground Railroad I would have…
  12. I could help the world be a better place by?
  13. What does it mean to be treated equally? Why do you think it is important to treat people equally?
  14. How did the civil rights movement change the world?
  15. Write about one African American inventor. Click here for a list of inventors
  16. What do you think is the best way for your school or class to celebrate Black History Month?
  17. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ” Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” What does that quote mean to you?
  18. Jackie Robinson is credited for being the 1st African American to play MLB (Major League Baseball) in the 20th century. How do you think he felt when he first stepped on the field?
  19. At one time in our country, black and white people could not drink from the same water fountain, enter a building through the same door, sit next to each other in a movie or even go to the same school. It was called separate but equal. How would you feel if you could not use the same things as your friend or go places together?
  20. Famous basketball player Michael Jordan once said “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. What does that quote mean to you?
  21. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr. What are some things that you do for others? Why is it important to help others?