Born December 19,1875 . Place of Birth New Canton, Virginia. Carter was a Teacher, Scholar, Publisher, and administrator.
Woodson was a Writer and Historian. He dedicated his career to the field of African American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nation wide institution. He was most famous for his influential book The Mis-Education of the Negro.
Carter helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life. Also formed African American owned association Publisher Press in 1921. In addition Woodson also worked in a number of educational positions.
African Americans should participate in programs and have meaning in history.