Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Tours

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

The site preserves the final home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who lived here from 1922 until his death in 1950. A scholar who dedicated his life to the field of African-American history, Dr. Woodson used the home as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and he established Negro History Week here in 1926 (now celebrated as Black History Month). Through his Associated Publishers, Inc., company, he also published the Association's journal and books on African-American history from the home.
During much of Dr. Woodson's life, there was very little information and a lack of knowledge concerning African-American life and history. Through his extensive studies, Dr. Woodson almost single-handedly established African-American historiography. Dr. Woodson's research continues to educate and inspire people everywhere by recounting the contributions of African Americans to this great nation, which in turn has impacted the world. Today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues Woodson's tradition of disseminating information about black life, history, and culture to the global community.

The site preserves the final home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who lived here from 1922 until his death in 1950. A scholar who dedicated his life to the field of African-American history, Dr. Woodson used the home as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and he established Negro History Week here in 1926 (now celebrated as Black History Month). Through his Associated Publishers, Inc., company, he also published the Association's journal and books on African-American history from the home.
During much of Dr. Woodson's life, there was very little information and a lack of knowledge concerning African-American life and history. Through his extensive studies, Dr. Woodson almost single-handedly established African-American historiography. Dr. Woodson's research continues to educate and inspire people everywhere by recounting the contributions of African Americans to this great nation, which in turn has impacted the world. Today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues Woodson's tradition of disseminating information about black life, history, and culture to the global community.

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