by North Star Teacher Resource
Explore the lives of women whose intelligence, determination, talents, and creativity helped define and advance American culture. Eight 11" x 17" (27.9 x 43.2 cm) posters—each featuring three women in a designated field—introduce prominent historical figures and familiarize students with their achievements. From politics and activism, to sports and adventure, these individuals earned America's respect, and continue to inspire young people to set and achieve goals in a variety of fields and careers. Incorporate this set into your Black History Month studies to learn about some famous African American women and their contributions to the abolition of slavery (Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman), literature (Phillis Wheatley), politics (Barbara Jordan), and sports (Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph).