Carter G. Woodson Born Timelines: Catto Postscript

Carter G. Woodson, known today as “the father of black history”, is born. Woods earned his PhD at Harvard. He spent his early career as a teacher at the M Street School (later Dunbar High School), where Catto developed the academic curriculum in 1870. Woodson joined the faculty at Howard University and later became Dean of Arts and Sciences. Historian, author, journalist and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Woodson is one of the first scholars to study African American history. He produced many books and was editor of the Journal of Negro History which began in 1915.  His home in Washington, D.C. is today a national heritage site.