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Dr. Carter G. Woodson: Black History Month Fact #3

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT #3

Did you know Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the main founder of Black History Month, didn’t start school until he was 19 years old?

Dr. Woodson wasn’t able to afford school so he taught himself his ABCs and math. He also worked in the coalmines until he had enough money to go to school.

At a young age, Dr. Woodson understood he would need a formal education to achieve his dreams. That’s why he did everything possible to receive an education.

Source: America.gov Archive
http://www.america.gov

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