Woodson, Carter Godwin

Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875–1950, African-American educator, b. New Canton, Va., Ph.D. Harvard (1912). He taught at Howard Univ. and helped organize (1915) the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, founding and editing the group's publication, the Journal of Negro History. Woodson created black studies programs and originated (1926) Negro History Week, the precursor of Black History Month.

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