Remembering Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Carter G Woodson
Dr. Carter G. Woodson

 


The Drinko Academy, along with other campus and community organizations, is involved in a new project which should have been addressed years ago – honoring Dr. Carter G. Woodson!

Dr. Woodson is known by some as the “Father of Black History Month,” but fewer realize that he is also the “Father of America’s Black History Movement.” Even fewer know of his close ties to the Huntington community.

As a result, last February 25th, the Academy hosted a luncheon for the Mayor, local civic leaders including members of the Black Ministerial Association, the Cabell County School Board, the Carter G. Woodson Foundation and Marshall administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

The objective of the luncheon was to learn more about Woodson’s legacy and particularly of his early ties to our community, and also to explore ways in which we, both Town and Gown, can collectively and appropriately identify with one of our most distinguished citizens and appreciatively recognize locally his contributions beginning with Black History Month, 2016.

We propose to be inclusive, not exclusive. It appears that we have made a promising start for this endeavor, but it will take work to accomplish our goals. However, to those of us involved, it is well worth our effort and our support.

Dr. Alan Gould, Executive Director
The Drinko Academy
Marshall University


Events

2015

 


Dr. Carter G. Woodson Media Gallery

The John Deaver Drinko Library

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The photos are part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s collection of notable African-American West Virginians purchased by the Drinko Academy.

We would like to publicly thank Ms. Kelli Johnson, Associate Professor and member of the Drinko Library faculty for producing the display and also working with the staff of Ms. Judy Rule, the Director of the Cabell County Public Library, who has also prepared similar displays found at the downtown central library and all of the county branch libraries.


Cabell County Schools

Institution of a New Black History Month Curriculum

Cabell County Schools support Black History Month with a special tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. They have produced a Black History Month curriculum, which honors Woodson and African American achievements. The lesson development plan was developed through a collaboration involving Vickie Linville, instructional coach; Rhonda O’Neal, curriculum supervisor; and Alexandria McCloud, HEMS. The lesson plan will be made available to teachers for use in their classrooms in February.

Cabell County School Lesson Plan_Page_01Professor Burnis Morris and Dr. Alan Gould were accorded the opportunity in early January to review a presentation made especially for The Carter G. Woodson Project at the Cabell County Board of Education office. The efforts have been truly remarkable and one couldn’t think of a better way to reintroduce Dr. Carter G. Woodson to this area than the one they have provided.


Remembering Dr. Carter G. Woodson

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Proclamation of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Day

February 5, 2016

Drinko Library Third Floor Atrium

 

Presentation

 

Media

 


Professor Burnis Morris

“Father of African American History”

Huntington Lecture Series

February 8, 2016

Presentation


Dr. David Trowbridge and Dr. Monica Brooks

“This Place Matters”

Hoffman Room, Morrow Library

February 12, 2016

Dr. Monica Brooks, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Libraries here at Marshall University, and Dr. David Trowbridge, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Marshall History Department’s Program on African and African American History (and also the creator of the educational website and acclaimed historical guide entitled Clio) presented a very special and exciting presentation on the uses of technology in bringing recognition to African-American contributions in Central Appalachia.

This project would have been enthusiastically applauded by Dr. Woodson!

Dr. Brooks also received on behalf of the university the proclamations and remarks presented here today which will become part of the display honoring Dr. Woodson.

Presentation

Media


Bishop Samuel Moore

“The Deceitfulness of Difference”

The Inaugural Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture

February 25, 2016

Presentation


Press Releases


 

The Drinko Academy expresses appreciation for support for this project to the Honorable Steve Williams, mayor, City of Huntington; Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation; NAACP; Ministerial Association; Cabell County Schools; Cabell County Public Library; Marshall University’s Office of Intercultural Affairs; the Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications; the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall University Libraries.

Steering Committee

Dr. Monica Brooks, assistant professor, IT and MU Libraries

Maurice Cooley, associate vice president, Intercultural Affairs, Marshall University

Dr. Alan B. Gould, executive director, John Deaver Drinko Academy

Kelli Johnson, instructional and reference librarian, IT and MU Libraries

Burnis Morris, Dr. Carter G. Woodson Professor & Drinko Fellow

Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor, Marshall University

 

Appreciation to Individuals

Adam Rodgers, student

Alexandria McCloud, HEMS, Cabell County Schools

Andrew Harrison, student

Bishop Samuel R. Moore

Dr. Charles Bailey, professor and faculty adviser, WMUL-FM

Dr. Jeff Smith, assistant superintendent, Division of School Improvement, Cabell County Schools

Imani Spradley, student

Kristen Pack, program assistant, Drinko Academy

Lillie Bodie, student

Marquez Davila, student

Renee Denney, executive assistant, Drinko Academy

Rhonda O’Neal, curriculum supervisor, Cabell County Schools

Sandy York, assistant professor and Parthenon adviser, Marshall University

Thom Walker, music and digital services librarian, Marshall University

Vickie Linville, instructional coach, Cabell County Schools