Born: 12/19/1875 New Canton, Virginia
Died: 4/3/1950 Washington, D.C., United States
Known as the “Father of Black History,” Carter G. Woodson believed that documenting and sharing African American contributions was essential to cultivating positive self worth among African-Americans as well as garnering respect from other races. Woodson spearheaded the founding of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 specifically to research the African-American past.
Business / Schooling:
- Harvard University, University of Chicago, Berea College
Awards / Achievements:
- founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1915, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history