Sep. 9, 2019

Part Two: The Initial Conference For The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: Septem

Part Two: Celebrating The 104th Anniversary of Carter Goodwin Woodson's Dream
THE FIRST BIENNIAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION​ FOR THE STUDY OF NEGRO LIFE AND HISTORY, WASHINGTON DC
The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project
September 9, 1917
Looking Back As We Look Ahead

Carter G. Woodson didn't want any parts of the miseducation​ of the ​black Americans living in this nation. He surely didn't want to see this nation's history whitewashed by white prejudice. Carter G. Woodson also understood the importance of literacy in 1915, 1917, and 1933 when he published the epic book The Miseducation of the Negro. Today, we celebrate the historic dream that was established on September 9, 1915,​ by reading the minutes of the very first national meeting of the Association For The Study Of Negro Life And History held in 1917, two years after the founding. It is vitally important that we address the concerns that Carter Goodwin Woodson uncovered in his life's work. We must ensure that every child of African American descent in this nation is capable of uncovering the story, his/her story of their black ancestors'​ accomplishments in this nation and throughout the world. They can only do this by being a literate comprehending strategic reader. That is the objective of my mission. If you agree with me make a donation to my cause.