02/12/2015 11:16 am ET Updated Feb 12, 2015

That Time Carter G. Woodson Hired Langston Hughes For His 1st Real Job

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This year is the 100th anniversary of what is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization founded by Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). Woodson is the founder of Negro History Week, which he created in 1926. It’s officially been known as Black History Month since 1976.

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