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At The library - Carter G. Woodson

At The Library

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Title: Carter G. Woodson, A Life in Black History

Author: Jacqueline Goggin

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

ISBN: 0-8071-1793-5

From the cover

Born in rural Virginia during reconstruction, Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) was a central figure in black history and an important American scholar. In 1912, he became the first and only individual of slave parentage to earn a Ph.D. in history. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro (now Afro-American) Life and History, and he devoted the remainder of his life to the study and advancement of the history of his race. His legacy of achievement extends to the present time.

In preparing this detailed biography of Woodson, the first book-length treatment of his life, Jacqueline Goggin conducted extensive research in archival sources throughout the country. From a paucity of primary materials, she provides as complete an account as possible of Woodson's humble upbringing and early influences....

W.E.B. Du Bois said of Woodson that he "kept to one goal, and worked at it stubbornly and with unwavering application and died knowing that he accomplished much if not all that he planned." [Wow!]

I think this is one book I'll definitely read cover to cover. I'll probably have to re-new it a couple of times!

"Guided by the Ancestors"

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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