- Dr. Woodson was the second African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.
- He was a member of Sigma Pi Phi (the first Black fraternity) and Omega Psi Phi.
- Dr. Woodson was an educator, he served as a public school teacher, a professor and Dean of Colleges of Arts and Sciences at Howard University and Dean of the West Virginia Collegiate Institute (known as West Virginia State University today).
- In 1915, Dr. Woodson and Alexander L. Jackson published The Education of The Negro Prior to 1861.
- Also in 1915, Dr. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, which is known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
- Notable ASALH publications included the Journal of Negro History (1916) and Negro History Bulletin (1937).
- One of Dr. Woodson’s most famous works is The Mis-Education of The Negro (1833).
While February is designated as Black History Month, we don’t have to wait for the calendar to change to the respective month to celebrate Black History. Black History has and will continue to be made every day. So why not celebrate it year-round?