Black History Month

Wiley College

Inspired by recommendations from the African American/Black Coaches’ Caucus and in partnership with Wiley College, we have created a series of classroom and tournament resources to celebrate Black History Month. We invite you to commemorate the month in your school or community with our special Spark Leaders posters featuring speech and debate coaches and alumni! In addition, you’ll find resources to enhance your next practice, classroom, or tournament experience during the month of February and beyond. Get started below!

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Poster Series

Click each image below to view individual posters, or download the complete set.
Know an alum the NSDA should feature in the future? Email us!

Jarrius Adams

Kalen Allen

Andrea Ambam

Byron Arthur

Jaylon Bolden

E. Steve Bolden II

Khaatim Boyd

Treya Brown

Courtney Janine Brunson

Daryl Burch

Brittney Cooper

Dr. Tommy J. Curry

Lyric Davis

Nefertiti Dukes

Dr. Mike Edmonds

Cornelia Fraser

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman

Nick Gilyard

Austin Groves

Rasha Harvey

Andre P. Hylton

Ryan James

Korey Johnson

Renita Johnson

Norisha Kirts

Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr.

Chad Meadows

Devane Murphy

Nicole Nave

Brent O’Connor

Walter Paul

Drake Pough

Kristen Pride

James Roland

Kofi Sam

Kiyah Sanders

Aaron Timmons

Sylvester Turner

Cameron Ward

Melvin Washington

Sarah Carthen Watson

Cory Williams

Darius Wilson

Jacci Young

Jamaka Young-Davis

Black Playwrights and Authors

Looking for ways to incorporate Black History Month into your classroom?
Below is an initial list of works from nearly 100 Black authors, compiled in partnership with Wiley College.

Black Playwrights and Authors

Additional Resources

With thanks to Wiley College, Todd Hering, and NSDA staff, we have provided Congress legislation, Extemp practice questions, and various Impromptu prompts focused on Black History Month themes to help spark critical thinking and relevant conversations.


Impromptu Prompts

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