The Genesis of Dr. Carter Woodson’s Negro History Week

Virtual Exhibit
A statue of Carter Woodson sitting on a wall

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When there were no academic journals to counter racist scholarship, Dr. Carter G. Woodson created one. When no professional presses would accept materials about African Americans, he founded one. Former Smithsonian Fellow Kimberly D. Brown explores Woodson and the origins of Black History Month.

This virtual exhibition is a collaboration between the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the National Postal Museum.