Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950) was born to parents who had been slaves. Neither his Mother nor Father could read or write. Mr. Woodson had to work to earn money for the family and did not start school until later than most children. But, his motto was “it is never too late to learn.” He became a high school teacher; and was sad to discover that none of the schools taught the history of black Americans. He started the American Negro Academy to study the important things black people had accomplished and on February 19, 1926 Woodson established “Negro History Week” which is now called Black History Month.