Black history poems are found in dozens of sources, from poetry slams to English textbooks. The Poetry Foundation and the Academy of American Poets are good online sources for black history poems.
Black history poems for children to recite are found in a wide variety of sources, but keeping the children's ages in mind is key in locating the right poem. Younger children require shorter poems, such as "I, Too" by Langston Hughes. Children in middle school are able to memorize longer poems, such as Dudley Randall's "The Ballad of Birmingham." Longer poems, such as May Angelou's "Caged Bird," are more appropriate for high school students.