Carter G. Woodson

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Birthday
19, 1875
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 3, 1950 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1875
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 3, 1950 (74)

About

African American author, historian, and journalist who founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He became known as "The Father of Black History."

Before Fame

He worked as a miner while he studied part time. He later attended Berea College in Kentucky where he obtained a Bachelor of Literature degree.

Trivia

He created "Negro History Week" in 1926 and it later grew into Black History Month in February.

Family Life

He never married, claiming he was married to his work.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Marcus Garvey and wrote for his weekly publication.