10 Free Black Inventors Coloring Pages For Black History Month

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Black History Month is celebrated throughout the world in February, with the exception of the UK who celebrate it in October. We already have lots of Black History Month activities that we use. These free black inventors coloring pages are a great addition to this.

There are 10 black inventors included in this free printable and will print on 10 separate pages.

Included in the printable are the black inventor’s name, a picture of the inventor, and a picture of what they invented.

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These free coloring pages for kids can be used with any age group while studying black history. However, they are aimed at lower elementary grades.

Who are the most famous black inventors?

I highly recommend this book Black Inventors – 35 inventions that changed the world. It has biographies of 35 of the most impressive black inventors including those listed here.

Download the black inventor’s printables below, grab the coloring pens, and get coloring.

Sarah E Goode.

Sarah E Goode. was the first African American to receive a patent on July 14th, 1885. She invented the very first folding cabinet bed to fit into smaller homes.

Sweet Dreams, Sarah is a wonderful picture book of Sarah E Goode’s life as a slave before turning her dreams into reality.


Granville Woods

Granville Woods, born in 1856 held more than 50 United States patents. The railroad telegraph was arguably his most important, and his work assured a safer and better public transportation system for the cities of the United States.

Download our free Black History Month word scramble printable too!

Henry Blair

Henry Blair, a farmer, was the second African American man to hold a United States patent for his seed planter.


Annie Turnbo Malone

Considered to be the first millionaire African American woman in the United States, Annie Turnbo Malone was born in 1877 in Illinois. She invented hair care products for African Americans.

Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan was born in 1877 and invented the first automatic three-way traffic signal system, which he later sold to General Electric. He also invented a respiratory device that would later provide the blueprint for WWI gas masks.

There are a number of books based on the inventions of Garrett Morgan:

Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan’s Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal


George Robert Carruthers

George Robert Carruthers born in 1939 invented the spectrograph for NASA to use when it launched Apollo 16 in 1972.

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Alfred L Cralle

Born in 1866 Alfred L Cralle invented the ice cream scoop.


Marie Van Brittan Brown

In 1966, Brown, invented a home security system that consisted of four peepholes, a sliding camera, television monitors, and two-way microphones. These items created a closed-circuit television system for surveillance also known as CCTV.

Joseph Winters

Joseph Winters born in 1824 invented the wagon-mounted fire escape ladder used by Chambersburg, Pennsylvania fire department who mounted the ladder on a horse-drawn wagon.


Alexander Miles

Alexander Miles, born in 1838, was best known for inventing and patenting automatic elevator doors.

Learn more with the best books about inventions for kids!

Additional Black History printables

Exploring Black History can be both educational and engaging, especially when it’s done through interactive activities.

Incorporating fun, yet informative exercises like puzzles and word games can enhance the learning experience, making it memorable and meaningful. These Black History Month printable activities are not just for kids but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

A Black History word search printable is a fantastic tool for learning while having fun. This exercise not only sharpens one’s observational skills but also introduces important figures, events, and concepts associated with Black History.

Learn new vocabulary words relating to the end of slavery with our free Juneteenth word scramble printable.

Celebrate Juneteenth with our free Juneteenth coloring pages, there are. 6 color by number pages to print out and learn about this historical day.

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free black inventors printables

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

I think you are also going to love our Martin Luther King activities for kids.

Last Updated on 5 June 2024 by Clare Brown

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