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Today in Black History: James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, co-composer of the “Negro National Anthem,” resigned as the Executive Secretary of the NAACP due to poor health on this date in 1930. This Spingarn Medalist also was a writer, a diplomat, and was the first Field Secretary of the NAACP. Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Autobiography of an

 
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Today in Black History: Carter Godwin Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” was born in New Canton, VA, on this date in 1875. Woodson started what is now known as “Black History Month” and founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Click Here to purchase your copy of “The Mis-Education of the Negro” by Carter

 
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