Dr. Carter G. Woodson
Negro History week originated by Carter G.Woodson is observed for the first time in 1926.
Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1915, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "Negro History Week"; it was the precursor of Black History Month.
Carter G. Woodson was born in Buckingham County, Virginia on December 19, 1875, the son of former slaves, James and E