The Woodson family of New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, looked like most African-American families in December 1875, large and poor. With both he and his wife unable to read or write, James Henry emphasized the importance of education to his children. He also taught them “learning to accept insult, to compromise on principle, to mislead your fellow man, or to betray your people, is to lose your soul.”
Enter son, Carter G.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson would go on to earn a Masters degree from the University of Chicago and become only the second black person to receive a doctorate degree from Harvard University. In 1926, Woodson pioneered the celebration of Negro History Week. The idea was later expanded and renamed Black History Month.
Dr. Woodson often said that he hoped the time would come when Negro History Week would be unnecessary; when all Americans would willingly recognize the contributions of Black Americans as a legitimate and integral part of the history of this country.
Since we here at dig if you will are not completely convinced that his hopes have been realized, we offer you our Black History Legends tee, for “those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose inspiration.”
- Gildan heavy cotton
- 5.3 oz, 100% cotton preshrunk jersey knit
- Seamless double-needle 7/8'' collar
- Taped neck and shoulders
- Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease