This September, Prof. Robert L. Harris, vice provost for diversity and faculty development, was honored with the Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion. Harris was acknowledged during the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History’s annual banquet for over twenty-eight years of scholarship publication at the University.
“The ASALH was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson. Many people consider him to be the father of black history because he began the observance of ‘Negro History Week’ in 1926. In 1976, this was expanded to what we know as ‘Black History Month