Black History Is Our History: Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Also Known As The 'Father Of Black History Month'Dr. Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia in 1875 to former slaves. He became an accomplished scholar, prolific author and a visionary.
Black History Month: How Annual Observance Grew From Week To MonthBefore Black History Month, there was Negro History Week. It was started in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard Ph.D. who founded what's now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Black History Month: Remembering Carter G. Woodson, The Father Of Black HistoryHe earned a doctorate from Harvard, and exactly a century ago founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, later changed to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.