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Carter G. Woodson
  • Name: Carter G. Woodson
  • Born: 12/19/1875
  • Died: 04/03/1950 (74 years old)
  • Occupation: Historian, author, journalist
  • Known for: Dean of Howard University;, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History;, Negro History Week;, The Journal of Negro History, Academic Dean of West Virginia Collegiate Institute, now West Virginia State University(1920–1922)

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875? April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study the history of the African diaspora, including African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916, Woodson has been called the “father of black history”. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of “Negro History Week”, the precursor of Black History Month.

Birth Name: Carter Godwin Woodson

Alias: Carter Godwin Woodson

Birth Place: New Canton, Virginia, U.S.

Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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