BlackLivesMatteratSchool_NEA_Flyer-2l47m5vDr. Carter G. Woodson is known as the father of Negro History Week. He was instrumental in educating people about the contributions of African Americans in a time in our history where Blacks were treated poorly. He highlighted the contributions of people of color and helped African Americans develop a sense of pride in their heritage. Carter G. Woodson graduated from Harvard University with a PH.D. in history. In 1926, Woodson helped establish the annual observance of Negro History Week, which expanded to become Black History Month in the 1970’s. Excerpt WorldBookOnline
According to California Education Code Section 37221(d), which establishes March 5, as Black American Day to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Crispus Attucks, the first African-American martyr of the Boston Massacre.
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