Black History Month profile: Carter G. Woodson

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Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), a noted black scholar, historian and son of former slaves, founded the first Black History Week on Feb. 12, 1926. The week was chosen to coincide with the birth dates of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the week was expanded to recognize Black History Month. Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.

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