Marshall University announced Friday the launch of the Carter G. Woodson Lyceum. Named after the Huntington native and “Father of Black History Month,” the program will strive to teach about the history of black history month and Woodson.
The lyceum will be operated as a collaboration between the Drinko Academy and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
The first act of the lyceum is to open up application for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum Summer Program for Black History Instruction. Through a West Virginia Humanities Council Grant, a four-day workshop will be offered in June for educators in the state to receive black history instruction. Participants will receive three hours of graduate level college credit and a $500 stipend. All West Virginia teachers are eligible to apply for one of the 20 available slots. Deadline is February 15th.