Honoring The Legacy Of African-American Giant Carter G. Woodson
Most Americans know February is Black History Month, but they’re less familiar is the man who created the precursor to the celebration – Negro History Week. That man was Carter G. Woodson.
From Here & Now contributor WAMU, Heather Taylor reports that Woodson used history to change the way the nation viewed African-Americans, and the way African-Americans viewed themselves.
- Carter G. Woodson’s home is a national historic site and is being restored as a museum
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History, co-founded by Woodson
- The new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Heather Taylor, radio producer.