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The Genesis of Dr. Carter Woodson's Negro History Week


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Carter G. Woodson standing in Office (Feb 1948) by Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History

When there were no academic journals to counter racist scholarship, Dr. Carter G. Woodson created one. When no professional presses would accept materials about African Americans, he founded one. Former Smithsonian Fellow Kimberly D. Brown explores Woodson and the origins of Black History Month. Adapted from the National Museum of American History Blog.

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