CARTER G. WOODSON, THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH (from JSTOR Daily)

Is your library highlighting Black History Month? Did you know that JSTOR Daily has resources to help?

“February marks the 39th government-recognized Black History Month. But the month-long celebration of a history that was once disregarded and suppressed didn’t originate during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. In fact, its origins date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.””

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