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Carter G. Woodson 1875 - 1950 An American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Carter G. Woodson got the name "Father of Black History" because he dedicated his career to the African American History.
Carter G. Woodson was the second African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard university, after W.E.B Du Bois.
In 1915, he and his friends established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. One year later, the "Journal of Negro History", has began quarterly publication.
In 1926 Woodson started the annual February observance "Negro History Week" Which became "Black History Month" in 1976.
Woodson had chosen February for the initial weeklong celebration to honor the birth months of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.
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