- NAME: Carter G. Woodson
- OCCUPATION: Historian
- BIRTH DATE: December 19, 1875
- DEATH DATE: April 03, 1950
- EDUCATION: Harvard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Canton, Virginia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland
- Full Name: Carter Godwin Woodson
- AKA: Carter G. Woodson
- AKA: Carter Woodson
- Nickname: Father of Black History
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To help teachers with African-American studies, Woodson later created the Negro History Bulletin in 1937 and also penned literature for elementary and secondary school students.
Woodson died on April 3, 1950, a respected and honored figure who received accolades for his vision. His legacy continues on, with Black History Month being a national cultural force recognized by a variety of media formats,
organizations and educational institutions.
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