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Carter G. Woodson – The Father of Black History Month

“In 1915, Carter G. Woodson helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later named the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), which had the goal of placing African-American historical contributions front and center. Woodson established the scholarly publication Journal of Negro History in 1916, and to help teachers with African-American studies, he created …

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On This Day In Black History: Langston Hughes Was Born

James Mercer Langston Hughes was born (February 1st 1902-May 22, 1967) in Joplin, Missouri and was a poet, writer, novelist, playwright and columnist. He was also one of the many artist and writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was considered to be a rebirth of African-American arts and was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place …

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Former Black Panther Ericka Huggins Encourages Action On Campus

(Originally published 2015 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper, The Lumberjack) In honor of Black Liberation and Heritage month, former Black Panther Party member Ericka Huggins spoke at Humboldt State University on Feb. 17, 2015 and challenged students to find solutions to problems in their community. The event, hosted by HSU’s Black Student Union, acknowledged the generations of revolutionary political activism …

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