Who was the ‘Father of Black History’?

Woodson’s ongoing quest for self-improvement through study saw him earn a Bachelor of Literature degree from Berea College, Kentucky, receive honours from the University of Chicago and complete a history PhD at Harvard in 1912, indicating a truly voracious appetite for learning. He was only the second African American to win a doctorate, following in the formidable footsteps of W.E.B. DuBois.

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Unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

History books don’t often value the stories of people of color, favoring a whitewashed version of the past over the harsh honesty of historical racism.

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