Thursday, December 19, 2013

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950)

Birthday- December 19, 1875

"Carter G. Woodson was the son of former slaves James and Eliza Riddle Woodson. His father had helped the Union soldiers during the Civil War, and afterwards he moved his family to West Virginia where a high school for blacks was being built. Coming from a large, poor family, Carter could not regularly attend school, but through self-instruction he was able to master the fundamentals of common school subjects by the time he was 17.
In 1895, at the age of 20, Woodson entered Douglass High School where he received his diploma in less than two years. From 1897 to 1900, he began teaching in Fayette County, and he later became the principal of his own alma mater. Woodson finally received his bachelor's degree from Berea College in Kentucky. From 1903 to 1907 he was a school supervisor in the Philippines. He then attended the University of Chicago where he received his master's in 1908, and in 1912, he received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.
In 1915, Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The organization was the platform that launched Woodson's mission to raise awareness and recognize the importance of Black history. He believed that publishing scientific history about the black race would produce facts that would prove to the world that Africa and its people had played a crucial role in the development of civilization. Thus he established a scholarly journal, The Journal of Negro History, a year after he formed the ASNLH.
Seeing the need to spread the news about Black history to the general public as well as scholars, Woodson and the ASNLH pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week" in 1926, which has since been extended to the entire month of February. Even with the monumental duties connected with the association, Woodson still found time to write extensive and scholarly works such as “The History of the Negro Church” (1922), "The Mis-Education of the Negro" (1933) and many other books that continue to have wide readership today. Woodson's other far-reaching activities included the organization in 1920 of the Associated Publishers, the oldest African American publishing company in the United States.
Woodson is buried at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland-Silver Hill, Md. His Washington, D.C., home has been preserved as the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site."

A century of Negro migration (1918)

by C.G. Woodson

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Cyberspace Sanctuary" on "The Blake Radio Network"

This is an archived program that I particularly liked from the "Cyberspace Sanctuary"
 series by Junius Ricardo Stanton on the Blake Radio Network. Listen and you'll get
 an idea of what direction Neil Blake is trying to move this essential Network in.

Discover Internet Internet Radio with Rainbow Soul on BlogTalkRadio

"Junious Ricardo Stanton interviews Internet media pioneer Neil Blake
the founder and CEO of the Blake Radio Network. Neil shares news about
the latest developments as his network implements technology that will
allow listeners to download Blake Radio Network programming apps to
their iphones, Android smart phones and tablets. Neil also discusses
the historic and emerging trends and developments in Internet radio.
Listen as Neil reveals how the Blake Radio Network continues to grow
audience by carving out a niche for discerning listeners around the

Dice Raw Documentary

A message to young people of color...
Don't get caught in the Prison Industrial trap.

To the rest of us...
We have to work to create circumstances that protect our young folks...