Famous African Americans Bingo Cards

Notable African Americans Bingo Card

These cards are about Notable African Americans. Black Americans have made important contributions to the arts, sciences, and history of the US. Can you identify why each of these people is famous? These include words like Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Michael Jackson, and Rosa Parks.

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Words List For Notable African Americans Bingo Cards

Barack Obama Bill Cosby Booker T. Washington Carl Lewis Duke Ellington
Frederick Douglass George Washington Carver Harriet Tubman Jesse Jackson Jesse Owens
Langston Hughes Louis Armstrong Martin Luther King, Jr. Maya Angelou Medgar Evers
Michael Jackson Nat King Cole Natalie Cole Oprah Winfrey Richard Wright
Rosa Parks Sojourner Truth Tiger Woods Toni Morrison Wilma Rudolph



How To Play Famous African Americans Bingo

  1. Print out your free Notable African Americans bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "Martin Luther King, Jr.", or you can make up a more involved clue involving Martin Luther King, Jr..
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.