Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History"

He was born in 1875 to former slave parents in New Canton, Virginia.

Woodson recognized an important gap in the American education system related to African American history.

He was one of the founding members of ASNLH in 1915

ASALH is the current acronym for Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Amidst the racial violence of the "Red Summer" of 1919, Woodson took an active part in anti-lynching demonstrations

He founded journals such as The Journal of Negro History and guided and taught scholars.

As a mentor, Woodson accepted African American women as equal colleagues.

Dr. Carter G. Black history, education, and culture have greatly benefited from Woodson's influence.

Carter G. Woodson supports educational initiatives such as the "Woodson Warriors" scholarship.