Carter G. Woodson: Who was the ‘Father of Black History’ and how did he change attitudes to race in America?

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Black History Month and Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the great African American scholar commonly regarded as “the Father of Black History”.

Woodson grew up in rural New Canton, Virginia, in the aftermath of the American Civil War, the son of freed slaves James and …
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