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By Carter Godwin Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) used to be born in New Canton, Virginia. He used to be an African American historian, writer, journalist and the founding father of Black background Month. he's thought of the 1st to behavior a scholarly attempt to popularize the worth of Black heritage. Woodson famous and acted upon the significance of a humans having an knowledge and data in their contributions to humanity and left at the back of a powerful legacy. He was once a member of the 1st black fraternity Sigma Pi Phi and a member of Omega Psi Phi in addition. In 1915, Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland co-founded the organization for the research of African American lifestyles and background. via this time confident that the position of his personal humans in American historical past and within the heritage of alternative cultures used to be being both neglected or misrepresented between students, Woodson learned the necessity for designated study into the ignored earlier of the Negro. within the related yr seemed one among his so much scholarly books, The schooling of the Negro ahead of 1861 (1915). He additionally used to be the writer of A Century of Negro Migration (1918).

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