My son, who is taking Honors U.S. History, is nearing his exploration of the Civil Rights Era. As I began to look through our shelves, I found a few primary source posters I wanted to display. As I was hanging them, I began to think about the people that I wanted to be sure he studied. I wanted him to be able to look at the beautiful black faces of those who were so instrumental during the Civil Rights Movement, but why stop there?
The more I thought about it, the more I felt inclined to include more and more black and brown faces from around the globe and throughout history. People who represented much more than the liberation of those of us living in this country. I became more and more excited as I began to collect these images. After a while, I decided that I wanted it to be a permanent display that all four of my children could learn from. So, the idea of creating a boarder utilizing the images came to me and I am so very pleased with it.
- Brown Card Stock (You can find this at any local craft store or Walmart.)
- Masking tape
- Photos of individuals that you want to display. I have saved the photos we used as one file.
- Labels for the names printed on the same card stock. You can download the labels I created here.
Well, that's it for our black history border project. We hope you enjoyed!