Today in Black History

Black History Facts for Today by June 29

James Van Der Zee, photographer, famous for his works in the “Harlem Renaissance,” was born in Lennox, MA, on this date in 1886.

Carter Godwin Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” was awarded the 12th Spingarn Medal on this date in 1926 for his devoted efforts in collecting and publishing the records of the Negro in America.

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