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Negro History Week

Negro History Week – February 7th in African American History

February 7, 1926 The first day of Negro History Week, originated by historian Carter G. Woodson. Carter was born December 19, 1875 in Virginia.  He studied at Berea College, University of Chicago and completed a PHd at Harvard University.  In 1915, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History as a […]

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John Hope Franklin

January 2nd in African American History – John Hope Franklin

January 2, 1915 John Hope Franklin, historian and author, was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma. Franklin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University in 1935 and his Master of Arts degree and Ph. D. in history from Harvard University in 1936 and 1941, respectively. In the early 1950s, he served on the NAACP Legal […]

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Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr

December 18th in African American History – Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

December 18, 1912 Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airman, was born in Washington, D.C. After attending the University of Chicago, Davis entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1932. Despite shunning by his classmates, never having a roommate, and being forced to eat alone, he earned […]

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