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Kids Poems for Black History Month

I’m thrilled to start a new series of printable poems for kids here on Classroom Jr.! Our kids mad libs are seriously popular, and teachers have been asking for poems, so I’m so happy to be able to bring these to you! My daughter brings home poems nearly every night to read for homework, which really has helped her reading skills. She is more of an auditory kid – not visual – so she needed a lot of extra help to bring her skills up to grade level. Poems were extremely helpful because the rhyme and rhythm made the words easier to say and understand.

Our kids poems are written just for us, so you won’t find these anywhere else! Look for more seasonal and holiday poems for kids throughout the year!

Related Pages: Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Pages, Winter Word Puzzles for Kids

 Martin Luther King Jr. Kids Poem

Martin Luther King Jr. Kids Poem

Rosa Parks Kids Poem

Rosa Parks Kids Poem

George Washington Carver Kids Poem

George Washington Carver Kids Poem


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  1. could you please send more poems to my email address this are awesome and could be very helpful in our mentoring and youth ministry at my church thank you in advance for helping me help the children of our future.

    Posted by Tanya Bridgeman | January 10, 2011, 1:08 pm
  2. i luv black history

    Posted by jerrannia | February 1, 2011, 2:13 pm
  3. I think your poems are great and would recommend your site to others.

    Posted by Elaine Edwards | February 3, 2011, 9:11 am
  4. i love this site. it helps me with a my projects

    Posted by ty | February 7, 2011, 5:05 pm
  5. I love these poems…does anyone know who wrote the one about George Washington Carver? My son’s teacher is requiring him to know who wrote it. Thanks!

    Posted by Amanda Long | February 8, 2011, 6:19 pm
  6. i only like the martin luther king one the rest of them are stupid and dumb

    Posted by shikera grant | February 22, 2011, 7:44 pm
  7. good activities for Black History Month.

    Posted by Barbara Baker | February 24, 2011, 9:33 am
  8. i really needed to use this wbsite tanx anyways and i dont lik the rosa parks tat much even dough i luv her story i dont lik the poem and i lik the rest but need new ones 2 cuz these r old so put new ones lik of civil rights but thanks anyway

    Posted by none ur buisness | December 5, 2011, 5:51 pm
  9. I love the Rosa Parks poem because Rosa stood up for the African Americans.

    Posted by Ikeria | January 10, 2012, 12:00 pm
  10. whoi rote the poem bout martin luther kinqq jr ? ireallii like it ! :)

    Posted by jessie | January 13, 2012, 11:27 am
  11. Here are some books I would recommend:
    1. “Pass it on: African-American poetry for children” by Wade Hudson; illustrations by: Floyd Cooper.
    2. “Poetry for Young People” by Langston Hughes; edited by David Roessel & Arnold Rampersad; illustrations by: Benny Andrews
    3. Maya Angelou: “Poetry for Black People” illustrations by Jerome Lagarrigue.

    Posted by Stela Popescu | January 27, 2012, 12:31 pm
  12. nice i like that

    Posted by shardae | January 29, 2012, 4:41 pm
  13. black history month is here start a new history person

    Posted by brittany | January 30, 2012, 3:01 pm
  14. who is the author of the George Washington Carver poem please?

    Posted by shenandoah | February 1, 2012, 2:36 am
  15. Thank you very much, these poems are a blessing to share with my Sunday school class.

    God bless

    Posted by Jennifer Ramclam | February 6, 2012, 11:39 am
  16. I need to know the name of the person who wrote, “His Dream Lives On.” My son is hoping to recite it for his school’s Black History Oratorical but he has to have a name. Please respond!

    Posted by Lisa Limbaugh | February 8, 2012, 8:53 pm
  17. I would like to give out the poem, “Go to the Back, Rosa Parks” at an upcoming meeting. Who is the author?

    Posted by Donna Michalka | February 6, 2015, 1:26 pm
  18. Please send me more kids poems for our black history program ASAP. If possible send some for children ages two seventeen thank you so much may God bless you

    Posted by Pastor William Johnson Jr. | February 9, 2015, 7:01 pm
  19. I have niece need know who the author for all three poems in black history month

    Posted by Nancy | February 26, 2015, 7:01 pm
  20. I just like this poem because it is good. In because it suport black history mouth .

    Posted by Mi'Tiera Gibbs | February 28, 2015, 5:04 pm
  21. Hello,

    I need to know who wrote the poem “His Dream Lives on’, and ” Go to the back Rosa parks. I have googled it over and over again and cannot find the author.

    Posted by Pritika Sharma | March 25, 2015, 12:54 pm
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