Dr. Carter G. Woodson established the ASALH in 1915 to create and spread knowledge about Black history. Its mission is to “promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community”. Woodson’s legacy includes the creation of Black History Month, now celebrated in many other countries around the world including Canada and the United Kingdom.
The True First project fits squarely within the mission and vison of the ASALH. By showcasing the achievements of African Americans and others of African descent, we are helping to fulfill Dr. Woodson’s dream of preserving and sharing their historical contributions from the artistic stage to the seat of government. We are honored and delighted to have the ASALH on board as a partner, guiding our efforts to tell the real stories behind these historical black legends.