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Inaugural Celebration of Dr. Carter G. Woodson's Birthday

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents "National Call To Action: The Inaugural Celebration of Dr. Carter G. Woodson's Birthday, The Father of Black History."

Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Harvard University) and Dr. Pero Dagbovie (Michigan State University) will discuss the importance of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month (who was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated), and making his name and works more widely known. 

Held in the General Motors Theater and Ford Freedom Rotunda, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

About Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham:

Dr. Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She became the National President of ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History in January 2016. Higginbotham is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Most notably in September 2015, she received the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House for “illuminating the African American journey."

About Dr. Pero Dagbovie:

Dr. Dagbovie currently serves as Distinguished Professor of History, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Editor of the Journal of African American History at Michigan State University. His expertise lies in 20th century African American history, Black Intellectual history, and Black Studies.