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  Many important figures in the history of the United States have been omitted from that history. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of what today is African American History Month, is certainly one of them. Today we look at African American history in the midst of the triple crisis all people face — the Covid-19 pandemic, the loss of millions of jobs and income, and continuing dangers of “Trump fascism.” Yet we also look at African American history in the context of the hopes raised by the upsurge against racism in all of its forms represented by the Black Lives Matter movement and the defeat of both Trump in the presidential election and the Trump-incited coup of January 6. It is important to both remember Carter Woodson and learn from his life. Carter G. Woodson, a pioneer student of African American history, started the concept of a Negro History Week…

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Carter Woodson and the road to African American History Month