Carter G. Woodson

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Carter G. Woodson Was Born

December 19, 1875

He becomes a coal miner in Fayette County

1892

He earns a high school diploma in 2 years

1897

He was selected to be a principal of Douglass High School

1900

He earns his Bachelor of Literature from Berea College

1903

He earns his master degree from University of Chicago

1908

He earns a doctorate from Harvard University

1912

The celebration of Black History Week, slowly evolving into Black History Month

February 1926

Carter G. Woodson dies in Washington, D.C.

April 3,1950

The first Black History Month

February 1, 1976 - February 28, 1976