Carter G. Woodson


Omega Carter G. Woodson Academy highlights Black history education

The Omega Carter G. Woodson Academy is emphasizing Black history and STEAM education for Pittsburgh youth through virtual programming during Black History Month. The program, an annual tradition dating to 2013, is hosted and taught by the Iota Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The local chapter is part of an international historically Black fraternity; it consists any brother of the organization who has graduated from college and now lives in Pittsburgh.

The History Of Black History Month: The Life Of Carter G. Woodson

Since the 1970s, February is observed as Black History Month in the U.S. to honor the achievements of Black Americans. For the next few weeks, the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO will look at the genesis of Black history Month and bring us the voices of some local Black historians and story keepers, too.

BHFOD: Day 10 Father Of Black History: Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson chose February for Negro History Week for reasons of tradition and reform. It is commonly said that Woodson selected February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans who played a prominent role in shaping Black history, namely Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays are the 12th and the 14th, respectively. More importantly, he chose them for reasons of tradition. Since Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, the Black community, along with other Republicans, had been celebrating the fallen president’s birthday. And since the late 1890s, Black communities across the country had been celebrating Douglass’. Well aware of the pre-existing celebrations, Woodson built Negro History Week around traditional days of commemorating the Black past. He was asking the public to extend their study of Black history, not to create a new tradition. In doing so, he increased his chances for success.
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"If a race has no history ... it stands in danger of being exterminated." Meet Carter G. Woodson, the "Father of Black History"

Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History," is given much credit for the creation of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration during the month of February of the impact African Americans have had and the contributions they have made in the United States. It is also a time to reflect on the continued efforts African Americans make to fight for racial justice and equality among people of color.
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From Sharecropper to Scholar: How Carter G. Woodson Launched Negro History Week in February

Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week on February 7, 1926. It is the foundation for the Black History Month celebration that we embrace today. “History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.” Woodson wrote in The Mis-Education of the Negro.

Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson

Photo from Public Domain. Black History Month (BHM) is celebrated in the United States from February 1 to March 1 annually. During Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, the lives and accomplishments of Black Americans are celebrated. It is also a time to reflect on their struggle and criticize harmful systemic racism and daily discrimination these very same people endure throughout their lives. BHM is a time to learn, ask questions, teach, listen and educate ourselves about the impact of these hurts and joys. For the month of February, an article will be published each week to illuminate Black history and the ways it has uplifted individuals, communities, peoples, democracy, the United States and the World. Black writers, photographers and artists are invited to submit their contributions to The Lawrentian as a feature or as an ongoing project. Your voices are important, and we want to hear them.
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Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History

The national emphasis on the history of Black Americans and their contributions to the nation and their communities has a strong connection to Madison County. In 1895, a young man from West Virginia, Carter G. Woodson, who worked as a coal miner while attending high school, enrolled at Berea College.