Called the "Father of Negro History," Carter Godwin Woodson was
instrumental in the founding of the Association for the Study of Negro
Life and History in 1915. During his lifetime he was probably the most
significant scholar promoting the history and achievements of African
"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his
actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder.
He will find his 'proper place' and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact,
if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His
education makes it necessary."