Dr. Woodson founded the now known Black History Month in 1926.

The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group (GKCBHSG) will host its annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday celebration and meeting On Sat. Dec. 17, at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center located at 4750 Troost Ave., KCMO. 

Every year branches of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) nationwide gather to honor the birth of its founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born Dec. 19, 1875. Dr. Woodson also founded the now known Black History Month in 1926, and is often referred to as the “Father of Black History.”

To continue Dr. Woodson’s legacy of educating the public about Black life, history and culture, the meeting will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kim Cary Warren. Her presentation, “Harriet Tubman, Freedom’s Conductor”, will mark the bicentennial of the birth of Harriet Tubman.  

Often referred to as the “Moses of Her People,” Tubman’s desire for freedom was so profound that she risked her life to deliver enslaved people out of bondage.

Her dedication to freedom continued through the Civil War, during which she led troops on covert missions.  

This program will also introduce the 2023 Black History Theme: Black Resistance.  Asking who exemplifies Black Resistance more than Harriet Tubman.

Dr. Warren is associate dean for academic affairs at the KU Edwards Campus and is a Center for Teaching Excellence faculty fellow at Kansas University.. She conducts research and teaching in areas of African Diasporas, Native Americans studies, and feminist studies. Professor Warren earned a PhD in History from Stanford University and is the author of The Quest for Citizenship:  African American and Native American Education in Kansas.

To participate virtually or RVSP in person, contact: kcblackhistory2@gmail.com