The Beginning of Black History Month
The backstory to how it all began.
Black History Month started off as “Negro History Week.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, escaped poverty through education. He attended Harvard where he earned his doctorate.
Woodson noted that the history of African Americans was often missing from textbooks or was incorrectly written, so he determined to bring about change. He started the celebration of African American history in 1926. Eventually, it changed into a month of recognition in 1976.
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