This day in February 1926 marked the first “Negro History Week”, founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Titled the ”Father of Black History”, Dr. Woodson wanted all to know how important African-Americans were to American & World history. He organized the annual celebration of Negro History Week, held the second week in February. In 1976 the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now called the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, extended the week to a month-long observance.
Also check out Dr. Woodson’s story here.
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