Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
Born to former slaves in Canton, Virginia in 1875, Carter G. Woodson became only the second black American to earn his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912 (After W.E.B. DuBois) ñ an extraordinary accomplishment for one who began his formal education at the age of 20 after being excluded from segregated schools until his family relocated to Huntington, West Virginia.The Carter G. Woodson Home at 1538 9th Street, NW in Washington, DC was the home of the ìFather of African American historyî from 1915 until his death in 1950. From here, he directed the operations of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) while pursuing his continuous study of African American history. The home is currently closed to the public awaiting restoration, but interpretive and education programs about this great American are available through the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
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