February 23, 2024

Black History Month - Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

December 19, 1875 - April 3, 1950

  • Historian, editor, publisher, author, journalist
  • In 1903, he earned a B.L degree from Berea College. In 1908, he earned an MA in History from University of Chicago. In 1912, he earned his doctorate in History from Harvard University.
  • Co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later known as the Association for the student of Afro-American Life and History) in 1915
  • Authored "The Mis-Educatoin of the Negro" in 1933, one of the most important books of the 20th century
  • Established "The Journal of Negro History" in 1915
  • Launched the celebration of "Negro History Week" in 1926, eventually expanded and renamed "Black History Month"

Learn More!
NAACP - Civil Rights Leaders
The Harvard Gazette