The Power of One … can one person make a difference? Change a culture? Move a nation?
During the summer of 1915, Carter G. Woodson, an alumni of the University of Chicago, was in the city three years after receiving his doctorate degree from Harvard to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the emancipation. He had prepared a black history display for the celebration. After seeing the popularity of the celebration and the overflow crowd to view the exhibits, he met with a few men at the Chicago YMCA and formed an organization to promote the study of black history before he left town. This organization was known as The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.