Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration. For many, it is also a time to create some of the most decorative display's honoring Black Pride. Teachers throughout the nation have taken DIY to great heights with classroom door donning afros, headwraps and iconic figures.
Check out these 8 creative manifestations on Black Pride below:
1. Because Black History Made Us
2. Caping for Kaep
D.C. teacher Glen Mourning showed his appreciation for NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who made waves in 2016 after kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest.
Here for it.
"I’ve always dreamed of becoming an NFL superstar and when this guy right here decided to fight for love and equality…He changed my perspective on what being a big time play maker actually meant. Make the game winning move in the game of life," he wrote on Instagram.
3. Back to Africa
A S.T.E.M. teacher by the name of Lucy created a door with a woman donning an afro in the shape of Africa. She mentioned on Instagram that she got the idea from another teacher but added her twist.
"Someone told me I look like @michelleobama today…. Best compliment EVER!!! Disclaimer: I did not do this first. I saw another teacher’s door and I just put my own swag on it. I don’t know her IG to give her credit but it was awesome," she wrote.
4. Kentes and Afros
5. Door Supreme
Mrs. Bertotto, a Philadelphia school teacher, paid homage to legendary Supremes lead vocalist Diana Ross with her door decoration. Ain't no mountain high enough.
"Our Black History Month door is truly 'Supreme!'," Bertotto tweeted.
— Mrs. Bertotto Room 308 (@Mrs308) January 30, 2019
6. Wakanda Forever
What is Black History Month 2019 without a shoutout to Black Panther? LaMarr Cole shared his door from last year celebrating the Black superhero via Facebook.
"My door from last year," he captioned.
7. Queens and Crowns
Helena, a Brooklyn teacher inspired by quilled art designer Quillqueen, created a classroom door with a Black woman wearing an afro adorned with a headwrap.
"Black History Month door I completed today. She's too cute ❤ Thanks to @quillqueen for the pic of inspiration," the teacher wrote on Instagram.
8. Getting Down with Sound
One law student got all hands on deck for her school's door challenge where students honored singers throughout Black history that have made an impact on their lives.
"I shared the #blackhistorydoorchallenge with the students in my school, and this is what my advisory students created! Everyone loved the positive energy and competitive spirit – the door for my class is the best ???? Some students said certain people didn't belong on the door…and then my students said – "We are Black history" from Gil Scott Heron to Queen Latifah to Gucci – yessss," she wrote.