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1 .   January 1, 1916

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History," published the first issue of the Journal of Negro History on this date in 1916.

2 .   February 1, 1926

Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History," initiated the first celebration of "Negro History Week" on this date in 1926. In 1976 it was expanded to "Black History Month."

3 .   April 3, 1950

Carter Godwin Woodson, the "Father of Black History," died in Washington, DC, on this date in 1950. He started what is now known as "Black History Month" and founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

4 .   June 29, 1926

Carter Godwin Woodson, the "Father of Black History," was awarded the 12th Spingarn Medal on this date in 1926 for his devoted efforts in collecting and publishing the records of the Negro in America.

5 .   August 16, 1987

Charles Harris Wesley, prominent historian, minister, and the first President of Central State University, died in Washington, DC, on this date in 1987. Wesley succeeded Carter G. Woodson as head of the Association for the Study of Negro Life.

6 .   September 9, 1915

Carter Godwin Woodson, the "Father of Black History," founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History at a major meeting in Chicago, IL, on this date in 1915.

7 .   December 2, 1891

Charles Harris Wesley, minister, and the first President of Central State University, was born on this date in 1891. This prominent historian succeeded Carter G. Woodson as head of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

8 .   December 19, 1875

Carter Godwin Woodson, the "Father of Black History," was born in New Canton, VA, on this date in 1875. Woodson started what is now known as "Black History Month" and founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

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