On This Day: 1926

The following is the true, previously untold, story of what happened on this day in the history of black America.

Negro History Week, the precursor to Black History Month, was first celebrated in Washington DC during the second week of February in 1926. The brainchild of Carter G. Woodson, the aim was to teach the history of Black America in order to overcome much of the racism that was overwhelmingly prevalent in society. However, Woodson’s true motive was exposed late in the week when he was arrested by the newly formed FBI after stealing the Declaration of Independence.
For many years prior it had been rumoured that Carter Woodson was aware of a secret treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers and the Freemasons during the early construction period that followed the American Revolutionary War. According to some sources, Woodson had learned that the Declaration of Independence contained a map that would lead to this national treasure.
It is unknown whether Carter Woodson ever found the treasure he had sought after for so many years, though many believe that he may have learned of its location and shared this information with the government as he was released without charge. A number of scholars agree that should such a treasure exist, it could account for prolonged adherence to the gold standard through the late 1920s, as well as the economic policies of Calvin Coolidge, which ultimately led to the Great Depression.
Carter G. Woodson returned to prominence a few years later when he was suspected of kidnapping the President of the United States, though the story surrounding this event was far less interesting.

This is satire and is not intended to offend anyone. If you believe this is in any way racist, please contact me on Twitter to discuss why you don’t agree with this post.

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