Carter G. Woodson On White Supremacist Education


Born December 19, 1875 – Homegoing April 3, 1950


American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Carter G. Woodson is known as the “Father of Black History.”  In February 1926,  Dr. Woodson launched the celebration of “Negro History Week,” which laid the foundations for Black History Month. It should be noted that Dr. Woodson wanted to extend Black History month to the entire year.   His accomplishments were nothing short of extraordinary.  Dr. Woodson earned graduate degrees at the University of Chicago and was the second African American to obtain a PhD degree from Harvard University in 1912 ( W.E.B. Dubois was the first).  Most of his academic career was spent at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Woodson eventually served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Selected works:

The Education of the Negro prior to 1861

The negro in our history

The Mis-Education of the Negro

Negro makers of history