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African American History Month: Then and Now

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time:

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:

Meeting Room A

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No reservation required.

Description:

Aaron L. Day, author, genealogist and historian, will discuss the changes in African American History Month throughout the years.  In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, "The Father of Black History," developed Negro History Week, now known as African American History Month. Woodson's work has inspired such figures as John Hope Franklin, Charles Wesley, and Benjamin Quarles.  Today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) carries on and promotes the legacy of Dr. Woodson, and African American History Month.

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