Carter G. Woodson (Journal of African American History)
Known as “The Father of Black History,” Carter G. Woodson made history in 1912 when he became the first American born to formerly enslaved parents to earn a doctorate degree (from Harvard). That was only the beginning of his pioneering career. At a time when many white scholars denied or ignored black historical contributions, the Buckingham County native founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life & History, the Journal of Negro History, and “Negro History Week” (which later became Black History Month).
Location: Bremo Bluff
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