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This Day in Black History: Carter G. Woodson

carter goodwin woodsonDuring the celebration of Black History Month, one of the names that aren’t mentioned often enough is that of Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History Month.”

Born into a working-class Black Family in 1875 in New Canton, Virginia, Woodson became one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard.

He went on to dedicate his entire career to the field of African American History, and lobbied extensively and tirelessly to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution.

During his career he also penned many historical books, among them the 1933 book “The Mis-Education of the Negro.”

Watch Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr’s lecture onĀ  Carter G. Woodson below.

By: Danielle Dixon

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