Students Address Black History and its Founder

Students Address Black History and its Founder

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Glassboro ? As part of the celebration of African American History Month at Rowan University, students will lead a discussion on the life of renowned author Carter G. Woodson and his importance in cre
African American History Month

Glassboro ? As part of the celebration of African American History Month at Rowan University, students will lead a discussion on the life of renowned author Carter G. Woodson and his importance in creating African American History Month. The event is free and open to the public on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 144.

Students will discuss issues from Woodson?s book The MisEducation of the Negro relating it to African American progress. Released in 1933, The MisEducation of the Negro explores the education system and the need of a more Afrocentric worldview.

Carter G. Woodson founded Black History Week, during which he traveled the country to speak about black achievements. Through the efforts of the Association of Afro-American Life and History, the weeklong celebration became African American History Month in 1976.