Our Chicago: The origins of Black History Month and Chicago's role

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Black History Month has its origins right in Chicago at the Wabash YMCA in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood.

University of Chicago alum Dr. Carter G. Woodson played a key role in making sure that the history of African Americans is taught and celebrated.

Dr. Carol Adams, a sociologist and President of Urban Prescriptives Consulting and Dr. Lionel Kimble, a history professor at Chicago State University, discussed Woodson's impact during an interview with ABC7 Chicago.

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University of Chicago alum Dr. Carter G. Woodson played a key role in making sure that the history of African Americans is taught and celebrated.



Kimble is also the Vice President of Programs for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, an organization founded by Dr. Woodson.

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University of Chicago alum Dr. Carter G. Woodson played a key role in making sure that the history of African Americans is taught and celebrated.



For more information about Black History Month and to find events, visit the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's website.
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