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Blog Post: From the low point of American race relations: Dr. Carter Woodson’s Negro History Week

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 Minutes
Date Posted: 9/3/2013

In this post, readers will discover the man and the reasoning behind what is now Black History Month, observed around the country every February.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson spent my of the early decades of the 20th century promoting the study and seriousness of African American history in the United States.  Written by Kimberly D. Brown, NMAH Fellow and doctoral candidate at Howard University, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.