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Woodson, Carter Godwin

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian


1875 - Born on the 19th of December at New Canton in Buckingham County, Virginia.

1900 - He became the principal of Douglass High School.

1903-1907 - He was a school supervisor in the Philippines.

1908 - He then attended the University of Chicago where he received his M.A.

1912 - He received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.

1915 - Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland co-founded the Association for the Study of African.

1926 - Woodson single-handedly pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week", the second week in February, which has since been extended to the entire month of February.

1940 - Woodson's political activism placed him at the center of activity and was in contact with many black intellectuals and activists.

1950 - Died on the 3rd of April and buried at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland, just across the southeast boundary of Washington, D.C.


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