96 Black History Month Quotes For Kids (+ Images)

Imagine a month where history comes alive, where stories of courage and resilience take center stage.

No, it’s not a fantasy book – it’s the amazing reality of Black History Month.

In this blog post, get ready to unravel its mysteries through inspiring Black History Month quotes that are just perfect for kids.

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Whether you’re a curious young explorer, a lifelong learner, or simply someone in search of a hefty dose of inspiration, get ready for an exciting journey.

These Black History Month quotes for kids will have you celebrating, reflecting, and could even lead to some “Aha!” moments as you read on!

Famous Black History Month Quotes Every Kid Should Know

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." - Thurgood Marshall - Famous Black History Month Quotes

These quotes can come from various notable figures in Black history, such as civil rights leaders, writers, scientists, and artists. Here are some quotes that every kid should know:

1 – “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

2 – “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

3 – “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr. - Famous Black History Month Quotes

4 – “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

5 – “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou - Famous Black History Month Quotes

6 – “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

7 – “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

8 – “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass - Famous Black History Month Quotes

9 – “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” – Thurgood Marshall

10 – “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

Black History Month Quotes For Girls By Powerful African American Women

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." - Shirley Chisholm - Black History Month Quotes For Girls

These quotes come from remarkable Black women who have made significant contributions in various fields and have been powerful voices for change and empowerment.

11 – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

12 – “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." - Rosa Parks - Black History Month Quotes For Girls

13 – “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

14 – “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

15 – “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations." - Mae Jemison - Black History Month Quotes For Girls

16 – “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm

17 – “I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.” – Sojourner Truth

18 – “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

"I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me." - Sojourner Truth - Black History Month Quotes For Girls

19 – “Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before.” – Kamala Harris

20 – “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Mae Jemison

Black History Month Quotes For Boys By Great African American Men

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington - Black History Month Quotes For Boys

Here are some motivational quotes from influential Black men, reflecting on courage, determination, and the importance of striving for excellence:

21 – “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

22 – “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you.” – Barack Obama

"Intelligence plus character— that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr. - Black History Month Quotes For Boys

23 – “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

24 – “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

25 – “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” – Thurgood Marshall

"Start where you are, with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied." - George Washington Carver - Black History Month Quotes For Boys

26 – “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

27 – “Start where you are, with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied.” – George Washington Carver

28 – “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.” – Jesse Owens

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela - Black History Month Quotes For Boys

29 – “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

30 – “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” – John Lewis

Black History Month Quotes For Kids

“The past is gone, but its lessons stay with us. This is black history month, and in this month, let's learn about the lives and stories of our black pioneers.” - Black History Month Quotes For Kids

31 – “Do you know about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks? If not, then now is a good time to learn about them.”

32 – “Hi, kiddos. Just like we all have our favorite superheroes, this is the time to discover our historical heroes and their awesome stories.”

33 – “We are the writers of our own stories, each one of us.”

“We are the writers of our own stories, each one of us.” - Black History Month Quotes For Kids

34 – “To those black folks who worked hard to create our legacy and made a difference, we thank you.”

35 – “The past is gone, but its lessons stay with us. This is black history month, and in this month, let’s learn about the lives and stories of our black pioneers.”

36 – “History teaches us but doesn’t limit us. Keep that in mind, young ones.”

37 – “Our history is special, and we own it.”

“Our history is special, and we own it.” - Black History Month Quotes For Kids

38 – “Our people have been doing amazing things for many, many years. They faced many difficulties, but they worked hard and stayed strong. And in the end, they won.”

39 – “Let’s learn this month about our ancestors and the way they have marked their names in different fields.”

40 – “Black history is everyone’s history, let’s get inspired by it!”

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Black History Educational Quotes For Kids

“Black History Month is a special time for us to learn and celebrate the amazing contributions of black people throughout history.” - Black History Educational Quotes For Kids

41 – “Black History Month is a special time for us to learn and celebrate the amazing contributions of black people throughout history.”

42 – “Black History Month is a bit like learning about superheroes from the past who have done incredible things.”

“It’s time to understand the history of black people.” - Black History Educational Quotes For Kids

43 – “It’s time to understand the history of black people.”

44 – “It’s a month to talk about people who have been brave, creative, and have made this world a better place.”

“It’s a month to talk about people who have been brave, creative, and have made this world a better place.” - Black History Educational Quotes For Kids

45 – “This month, we will celebrate and honor Black leaders, inventors, and artists who have shaped our world brilliantly.”

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“The great work done by our seniors, our forefathers, is called our legacy. It’s up to us to protect it, cherish it, and carry it forward.” - Black History Educational Quotes For Kids For Black Kids

46 – “Dear little kids. We have made so much impact in fields like science, arts, sports, and civil rights. We have so much to feel proud about our history.”

47 – “This month is to feel proud about our ancestors and their legacy.”

“This month is to feel proud about our ancestors and their legacy.” - Black History Educational Quotes For Black Kids

48 – “The great work done by our seniors, our forefathers, is called our legacy. It’s up to us to protect it, cherish it, and carry it forward.”

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Black History Lighthearted Quotes For Kids 

“February is like a history adventure, with stories waiting to be discovered. So who wants to learn amazing stories?” - Black History Lighthearted Quotes For Kids

49 – “Black History Month is a time to shine the light on the brilliant stories of many.”

50 – “And in February, we remember great heroes.”

51 – “Heroes come in all colors and many are celebrated this month.”

52 – “Stories of bravery, wisdom, and love, all in this black history month.”

53 – “Our history is full of shining moments.”

“And in February, we remember great heroes.” - Black History Lighthearted Quotes For Kids

54 – “Each day in February, we unwrap a new history lesson.”

55 – “February is like a history adventure, with stories waiting to be discovered. So who wants to learn amazing stories?”

56 – “Learning about history is like time travel. It’s like a great adventure.”

57 – “Black History Month is about stories from the past, stories that you will enjoy and learn from.”

“Our history is full of shining moments.” - Black History Lighthearted Quotes For Kids

58 – “Together we rise, together we thrive.”

59 – “Stand tall little ones, because you are a part of rich color and rich history.”

60 – “You have the power to change the world just like the leaders of black history.”

61 – “History is made by heroes like you.”

Black History Inspirational Quotes For Kids

“Let’s be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter where people come from, what color of the skin they have, or what language they speak.” - Black History Inspirational Quotes For Kids

62 – “Let’s be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter where people come from, what color of the skin they have, or what language they speak.”

63 – “Remember every day is an opportunity to respect and appreciate each other’s backgrounds and cultures.”

64 – “Bravery, equality, and unity are one of the many qualities we learn from black history month.”

“If you learn about history, you can understand the present better.” - Black History Inspirational Quotes For Kids

65 – “Education is so important if we want to make a difference.”

66 – “History matters.”

67 – “If you learn about history, you can understand the present better.”

68 – “By learning from history, we can make better decisions in the future.”

“If we all work together, we can do so much better.” - Black History Inspirational Quotes For Kids

69 – “All people should be treated equally. It’s no rocket science but we, human beings, often neglect it.”

70 – “If we all work together, we can do so much better.”

71 – “Human beings are like a big, diverse family. We should always appreciate the good no matter who does it and call out the bad no matter who does it.”

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Anti-Racism Quotes For Kids

“Standing up against racism is always cool and the right thing to do. So if you see someone is being treated unfairly, you raise your voice right there and then.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Kids

72 – “We are all on the same team, team humanity.”

73 – “Kind hearts come in all colors.”

74 – “Racism is never okay, it’s never cool.”

75 – “Different is beautiful.”

76 – “Be a friend, not a bully.”

“We are all on the same team, team humanity.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Kids

77 – “There are all sorts of people. Different colors, languages, and cultures. This is what makes this world an exciting place. Let’s learn good things from each other.”

78 – “This month, let’s remember the importance of standing up against racism.”

79 – “Celebrate differences.”

80 – “We rise when we uplift others.”

81 – “You know what we should never be okay with? Racism.”

“Kind hearts come in all colors.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Kids

82 – “Racism is when we treat people unfairly because of their race, their color, their background, etc. Racism is ugly and it’s bad. ALWAYS ALWAYS bad.”

83 – “Kindness knows no colors.”

84 – “Heroes come in all colors.”

85 – “Standing up against racism is always cool and the right thing to do. So if you see someone is being treated unfairly, you raise your voice right there and then.”

Anti-Racism Quotes For Black Kids

“Every skin is a different color. Be proud of yourself and never let anyone tell you otherwise.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Black Kids

86 – “Black is beautiful, and so are you.”

87 – “Our differences make us strong, not weak.”

88 – “You are strong, you are beautiful, you are enough. Just as you are.”

89 – “Every skin is a different color. Be proud of yourself and never let anyone tell you otherwise.”

“Black is beautiful, and so are you.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Black Kids

90 – “Melanin is our superpower, so be proud young ones.”

91 – “Being black means being beautiful.”

92 – “Adam was created from different shades of sand. So we, the children of Adam, are also of different skin colors. Every color is unique, and every color is beautiful.”

“Our differences make us strong, not weak.” - Anti-Racism Quotes For Black Kids

93 – “Black is a source of strength and pride.”

94 – “Black is bold, brilliant, and so beautiful.”

95 – “Embrace your beautiful shades, little ones.”

96 – “Be confident. Be you. You are amazing.”

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Powerful Black History Month Quotes For Kids

Wrapping Up Black History Month Quotes For Kids

I hope you’ve had a blast exploring these amazing Black History Month quotes for kids.

Now, it’s time to go out there and share the inspiration.

Whether it’s at the dinner table, in the classroom, or during a fun chat with friends, let’s keep the spirit of these incredible individuals alive!

And let these inspiring quotes remind you that you can make history, too, no matter how young or old you are.

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