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Carter G. Woodson (Journal of African American History)

AE Curator Aug 01
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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).


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