National african american history month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author dr carter g woodson founded the association for the study of negro life and history. The lyceum was established in 2016 and named for woodson, known as the father of black history it aims to help address disparities and other challenges in education, provide a dialogue for solving social problems and support free speech - while reuniting huntington and west virginia with. Learn about carter g woodson, the man behind the creation of black history month. Ryan fischer/the herald-dispatch dr burnis morris, director of the dr carter g woodson lyceum, speaks at the carter g woodson annual soul food feast on sunday, february 4, 2018, at the memorial student center in huntington.
Huntington - when a man moved his family hundreds of miles to huntington in 1892 because it had a high school for black people, he likely didn't realize his own son would eventually become the father of black history although carter g woodson's pursuit of higher education led him elsewhere after. Dr carter g woodson born: new canton, virginia dec 19, 1875 - 1950 invention: black history month. Did you know dr carter g woodson had only received his doctorate from harvard three years before he started the movement to codify black history month by all academic rights and current sta. The father of black history month, dr carter g woodson, was born in 1875 near new canton, va he was the son of former slaves in 1907, he obtained his master's degree from the university of chicago in 1912, he received his phd from harvard university in 1915, he and friends established the. Dr carter g woodson i shall always believe in carter woodson he helped me to maintain faith in myself he gave me renewed confidence in the capacity of my race for development with the power of cumulative fact he moved back the barriers and broadened our vision of the world, and the. Dr carter g woodson african american museum, saint petersburg, florida 4,599 likes 95 talking about this 3,992 were here the museum presents the.
Carter g woodson 2334 butler ave jacksonville, fl 32209-2402 phone: 904-924-3004. Dr carter g woodson december 19th, 1875 james henry and anne eliza woodson gave birth to one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, carter g woodson, in new canton, virginia as a young child woodson's family was poor and sharecropping was a means his family used to support themselves. Historian carter g woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in new canton, virginia on december 19, 1875 during the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school and college in berea college. The mis-education of the negro [carter godwin woodson, tony darnell] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the mis-education of the negro is a book originally published in 1933 by dr carter g woodson the thesis of dr woodson's book is that blacks of his day were being. Dr carter g woodson directed asalh's operations from his home located at 1538 ninth street, nw, washington, dc, from 1915 until his death in 1950, and asalh was headquartered in the building until 1970 the house was the center for educating the nation's history and culture working out of.
The father of black history month, dr carter g woodson, was born in1875 near new canton, va he was the son of former slaves in 1907, he obtained his ba degree from the university of chicago.
On biographycom, learn more about carter g woodson, the african-american historian whose work established black history month. Houston -- dr carter g woodson designated negro history week, which expanded to black history month, on feb 7, 1926 known as the father of black history, woodson was born on dec 19, 1875 in new canton, virginia. Carter g woodson is credited as historian and journalist, founder fo the association for the study of negro life and history, called the father of negro history , carter godwin woodson was instrumental in the founding of the association for the study of negro life and history. Of black historians dr carter g woodson, the second african american to earn a phd at harvard university, is perhaps the most widely recognized name among this generation of young black college and non-college goers. February marks the beginning of black history month - dr carter g woodson (1875-1950) on founding negro history week, 1926 dr carter g woodson, considered to be a pioneer in the study of african american history, is given much of the credit for black history month. In spring hill cemetery in huntington, west virginia, a granite stone marks the graves of the parents and some other family members of dr carter g woodson, the father of black history the stone stands as mute testimony to the woodson family's association with the state and to the.