Carter G. Woodson
(1875 - 1950)

Carter Goodwin Woodson was born on December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia.

He was an African American historian who first opened the field of Black Studies to scholars.

His focus was on the contributions of African Americans to civilization.

The Founder of Negro History Week in 1926, Dr. Woodson is considered the Father of Black History Month. Also, known as the first African American of slave decent to earn a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from Harvard.