Carter G. Woodson
"The Father of Black History." Historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History.
The history of African Americans has its roots in 1926 by United States historian Carter G. Woodson as " Negro History Week."
Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass.
Source: Historical Collector's Edition 2011. pp. 1 & 30.