Some local black history pundits were approved this month to form a Dallas-Fort Worth branch of one of the nation’s premiere black history study groups that initiated the founding of Black History Month.

Dallas history scholar, educator, researcher and author Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney recently organized the new local branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Iconic historian Carter G. Woodson, known as “the father of Black History,” founded the nonprofit 102 years ago in Chicago. Over time, the national group modernized its name from the original Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

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