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Carter G. Woodson

Woodson followed his brother to Huntington

1882
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.

At the age of seventeen, Woodson followed his brother to Huntington, where he hoped to attend the brand new secondary school for blacks, Douglass High School. However, Woodson, forced to work as a coal miner, was able to devote only minimal time each year to his schooling.


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