Charter G. Woodson holds several titles such as historian, educator, author and publisher. This great man was born in 1875 in New Canton of Virginia. His father was a freed slave and worked as a sharecropper and a miner to cover the expenses so his family can eat.
Woodson began school late and still was one of the few first Afro-American to receive doctorate degree from the prestigious Harvard University. His career was in African-American History ensuring that this subject was taught in schools across the country. For this effort, he was honored as the “Father of Black History”.
Woodson was the co-founder of the Association of the Study of African American History. He started Negro History Week on February 7, 1926 that later expanded in Black History Month. Woodson This passed away on April 3, 1950 but his works continues on as all know that February is National Black History Month.