Black History Lesson
Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, is considered the “Father of Black History.” Disturbed that history textbooks largely ignored America’s Black population, Woodson took on the challenge of writing Black Americans into the nation’s history.
In 1926, he developed Negro History Week to celebrate the achievements of the Negro and proclaim their contributions to human progress and civilization. In 1976, Negro History Week expanded into Black History Month.
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