All Eyes On Who Black History Month – Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D.

In honor of Black History Month AllEyesOnWho and Entourage Magazine celebrates the memory by honoring some of the pioneers through out the month of February.
Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D. born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia – Historian, educator, author & publisher. The son of freed slaves, Woodson worked and a miner to help his family. He entered high school at the age of 20, graduated in less than 2 years; went on to college and earned several degrees. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1912, becoming one of the first African American to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard.

Woodson lobbied schools and organizations to participate in a special program to encourage the study of African American history, which began in February 1926 with Negro History Week and was later extended and renamed Black History Month. Woodson is often known as the “Father of Black History.”

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Carter G. Woodson was an African-American writer and historian known as the “Father of Black History Month.” He penned the influential book The Mis-Education of the Negro.