Carter G. Woodson: founder of black history month

Carter G. Woodson was attributed as being the founder of black history month. Creation of Negro History Week in 1926 paved the way for the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.

The Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent.

Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.

the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent.

Further Reading:

The origins of Black History month

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