(For those that didn't know.....)
      Author and educator Carter Godwin Woodson is widely considered  the 
creator of what's come to be known as Black History Month.
  He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in 1908 from the University   of 
Chicago, studied at the Sorbonne  and earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1912.
      In 1915, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro  Life and 
History. Woodson realized the need for special research into the black  
American's life and history. Woodson was intent on making “the world see the  
Negro as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history.” 
      The association developed plans for a “Negro History Week” as  a way to 
more fully announce the contributions of African Americans. This  became 
reality in February 1926. February was selected because of the number of  
African American pioneers and institutions born in the month — from W.E.B. Du  
Bois and Langston Hughes to the NAACP and the first Pan-African Congress.
      In 1976, the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life  and History 
expanded the observance into Black History Month. The name African  American 
History Month is also used.

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