Woodson, Carter G, ed. The Journal of Negro History, Volume I, 1916. (Lancaster, PA., and Washington, D. C.: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1916).
Before Dr. Carter G. Woodson, there was very little accurate written history about the lives and experiences of Americans of African descent. Dr. Woodson worked passionately and diligently to change that. His home at 1538 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., served as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, through which he started Negro History Week (now known as Black History Month), and for Associated Publishers, a publishing company devoted to publishing work by and about African Americans. Woodson is known as the "Father of Black History."
One of Dr. Woodson's major contributions to the field of African American history was his founding of The Journal of Negro History in 1916. He served as its editor. The Journal provided a scholarly vehicle for publishing articles on African American history. Shown is a photograph of a bound volume of the first year of the Journal, which the Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues to publish today as the The Journal of African American History.