Negro History Week launched
Dr. Carter G. Woodson introduced Negro History after he graduated from Harvard with his PHD. The scholar was disturbed by the lack of black historical information in text books. He founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, since changed to the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History in 1915. A year later Dr. Woodson started the Journal of Negro History. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history. It became a month long celebration in 1976.