Carter G Woodson Contribution To Black History

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Carter G. Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He did many important things that contributed to Black History. The 3 main important things Carter G. Woodson was that he was one of the first scholars to study African- American History, he invented Black History Month, and he also became known as the “Father of Black History.”
The first important thing that Carter G. Woodson did that contributed to Black History was when he became one of the first scholars to study African-American History. From 1903 to 1907, Woodson was a school supervisor in the Philippines. Later, he attended the University of Chicago, where he was awarded an A.B. and A.M. in 1908. He was a member of the first black professional fraternity Sigma Pi Phi and a member of Omega Psi Phi.[7] He completed his PhD in history at Harvard University in 1912, where he was the second African American (after W.E.B. Du Bois) to earn a doctorate. Convinced that the role of African American history and the history of other cultures was being ignored or misrepresented among scholars, Woodson saw a need for research into the neglected past of African Americans. Along with Alexander L. Jackson Woodson published The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 in 1915. It later
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Woodson did that contributed to Black History was invented Black History Month. He believed that education and building up social and professional contacts among the black and white people could reduce racism. He also promoted the organized study of African-American history partly for that purpose. He later promoted the first Negro History Week in Washington, D.C., in 1926, that later would become Black History Month. He did it to coincide with the marking birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. He also had help from the Association for the Study of African American Life and
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