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February 27, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Notables: Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Woodson_National Museum of American History

Portrait of Dr. Carter Woodson by the Scurlock Studio in Washington, D.C.

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Yesterday, Buckingham-born Dr. Carter G. Woodson was featured on the blog maintained by the National Museum of American History.   The post, entitled “From the low point of American race relations: Dr. Carter Woodson’s Negro History Week,” it begins:

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

For the full story see: “Dr. Carter Woodson’s Negro History Week”


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  1. Bobby Hudgins / Mar 12 2013 12:19 pm

    Have you ever heard of *Buckingham County, Virginia: Including the Locust Grove, the Holliday Lake State Park, and More ?*

    ** Found it on both Ebay & Amazon.

    • Joanne Yeck / Mar 12 2013 2:01 pm

      Bobby, I was not aware of the book and see it is also for sale at Barnes & Noble. The author is Martha Martin. Thanks! Joanne


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