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Periodic Table of Black History

Periodic Table of Black History

Periodic Table of Black History wall display at elibrary South Lakeland, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month 2019, Lakeland Public Library staff members Danielle Daniels and Amanda Ballard, who work at the elibrary South Lakeland location, created a periodic table of black history. The inspiration for the design is the Periodic Table of Elements and a desire to encourage conversation about the contributions of African-Americans in our nation.

Due to the overwhelming response that we received on social media we decided to make our files available for download free of charge. We recognize that there is a need to see broader representation of African-American contributions year-round and we hope that you will use this template as a starting point. Please redesign and edit the table as you see fit to continue the conversation. Feel free to tag us on social media with your creations (Facebook: @lakelandpubliclibrary, Instagram: lakelandpubliclibrary, Twitter: @lakelandpublib), and thank you for sharing.

Click on the following links to access the templates by category:

Periodic Table categories




Actors and Actresses





Famous Firsts


Periodic Table Key

Periodic Table Title

For any questions or to speak with elibrary staff, please contact the elibrary at 863-838-4507.