Who is the 'Father of Black History'?
Editor’s note: This is part of our series of Black History Month highlights of prominent African Americans and important events.
In 1915, he convened a conference in Chicago that led to the creation of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
He founded the Journal of Negro History. In 1926, he worked to establish a Negro History in February, to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Sources: Metro Chicago Almanac and Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum