Carter G. Woodson — American Historian born on December 19, 1875, died on April 03, 1950

Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1915, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history. In February 1926 he announced the celebration of "Negro History Week", considered the precursor of Black History Month... (wikipedia)

When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.
The mere imparting of information is not education.
The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.

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