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Carter G. Woodson was an American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history
From 1903 to 1906, Dr. Woodson was a supervisorof schools in the Philippines. His headquarters were located near the spot where the first Japanese forces landed after Pearl Harbor.
Coming from a large, poor family, Carter Woodson could not regularly attend school. Through self-instruction, he mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects by the age of 17.
Woodson devoted the rest of his life to historical research. He worked to preserve the history of African Americans and accumulated a collection of thousands of artifacts and publications.
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