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Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson – Quote

Title at top of graphic is Carter G. Woodson - Quote.  Below the title is a picture of Carter G. Woodson. Next to his photo is a quote:  We have a wonderful history behind us...and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements. - Carter G. Woodson

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We close out Black History Month with a quote from the Father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

“We have a wonderful history behind us…and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements.”

-Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Dr. Woodson is so right! Our history is rich and wonderful, and it will propel present and future generations to higher heights and greater achievements. Thank you for rocking with Black Mail for another month of Black History….Special Delivery!

But, y’all know one month can’t hold our history! We’ll be back!

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity: Instrumental In Launching First Negro History Week In 1924

Graphic contains the heading, "Omega Psi Phi Fraternity".. Underneath to the left is a photo of Carter G. Woodson on the left.  On the right is the following: "Carter G. Woodson known as the Father of Black History believed that young African Americans in the early 20th century were not being educated enough of their own heritage.  To get his message out, Woodson first turned to his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, which created Negro History and Literature Week in 1924." Below is the website address:

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Passionate about spreading the knowledge of Black History, Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week, which we now celebrate as Black History Month. During the national meeting of Omega Psi Phi on December 27, 1920, Woodson gave a powerful speech encouraging his fraternity brothers to promote the study of Black History. Inspired by Woodson’s call to action, Omega Psi Phi devoted one week in April annually to studying Negro History and Literature, calling it “Negro Achievement Week” starting in 1924. Gamma Chapter in Boston made good on its commitment to creating and distributing literature throughout the city of Boston. Bolstered by the support of the Gamma Chapter, Woodson recognized the need for an even larger platform for recognizing and celebrating Black History. In subsequent years the Association for the Study of African American Life and History took over the promotion of Negro History Week, which eventually expanded to Black History Month. 

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