Black History Month Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson is man who we thank every year for the inception of Black History Month.  He had the immeasurable intellect to establish a holiday that went on for a whole month.  A recognition that would highlight the talent and strengths of African Americans during a time when we didn’t know if Jim Crow would ever lose its foothold in North America. 

The Civil Rights Movement was a lifetime away when Carter Grant Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926.  The week was established originally to coincide with Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays in the second week of February.  The week was obviously extended to one full month.

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