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History of Black History Month / Who Started Black History Month? Black History Month Information pt . 4 Internet Vol – 4

Today when we hear the fraze or term Black History Month not much thought is giving as to who started Black History Month.

History records that pioneering efforts where made by a host of  people. Some of them where William Cooper Nell, William Still, William Wells Brown George Washington Williams and W. E. B. DuBois.

All of  which wrote  books on some aspects of  Black  History.  However  Carter  G. Woodson is  credited  for starting  Black  History  Month  when  he organized the Association for the study of Negro Life and History in 1915.

Carter G.  Woodson was born in Canton, Virginia in  1875.  He was born into unfavorable economical times, and did not complete high school until the age of 22.  History notes that  Carter . G  Woodson worked as a coal miner and continued his education at Berea  College in Kentucky also at the University of Chicago .

He finished his college studies with a Philosophy degree from Harvard in 1912.  History notes that in 1926 he initiated the observance of Negro  History week.  Carter G .  Woodson was also a teacher and wrote  many  Black History books.  Soultic  Magazine salutes   Carter  G .  Woodson for being the Father of   Black  History.

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