This Day in Black History: Carter G. Woodson
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 on Carter G. Woodson below.
By: Danielle Dixon
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