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SUMMARYA Pioneer in Black Studies and History by Dagbovie, introduces you to Carter G. Woodson, also known as the father of black history month. Woodson was one of the first African American scholars to study African American History. During the Jim Crow era Woodson along with other great scholars such as W.E.B. DuBois was an important member of the proto-Black studies movement. Woodson bestowed an abundance of his work and knowledge to early black history movement and proto-Black studies but the author stated that “one of Woodson’s most important contributions was his mission and ability to transform black history into a practical and popular medium for uplifting blacks and challenging racial prejudice” (pg. 44).In 1915, Woodson along with othe black scholars founded the Association the for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), as a way to connect to the hearts of the black communities. Woodson held ASNLH meetings all over the country every year throughout his lifetime. This was the only organization at the time that welcomed “individuals without doctoral degrees into its rand and even into its leadership positions” (pg. 47) Woodson continued to educate the black community by popularizing black history in a variety ofcreative methods, through publications, meetings and extending himself as a resource. (pg. 45) Woodson like many other scholars was faced with his work being recognized, Dagbovie stated

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