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Carter G. Woodson Home

National Historic Site - District of Columbia

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site at 1538 9th Street NW, in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., preserves the home of Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950). Woodson, the founder of Black History Month, was an African-American historian, author, and journalist.

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https://www.nps.gov/cawo/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson_Home_National_Historic_Site Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site at 1538 9th Street NW, in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., preserves the home of Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950). Woodson, the founder of Black History Month, was an African-American historian, author, and journalist. Before Dr. Carter G. Woodson, there was very little accurate written history about the lives and experiences of Americans of African descent. Today a National Historic Site, Dr. Woodson’s home served as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Woodson established Negro History Week here in 1926, which we celebrate today as Black History Month. From The National Mall travel east onto Constitution Avenue NW, until you come to 12th Street (which is a one-way street). Make a left turn onto 12th Street. Continue traveling north on 12th Street NW, until you come to Rhode Island Avenue. Make a right turn onto Rhode Island Avenue. Keep straight on Rhode Island Avenue, until you come to 9th Street. Make a right turn onto 9th Street. Keep straight and 1538 9th Street will be the third house on the right (the red brick one). Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site The restored facades of three historic Victorian row-homes on an urban street in Washington, DC The view from across the street of the facades of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site. Handicapped Accessibility at the back of the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS The backs of the three restored homes that make up the Woodson Home NHS with accessibility Handicapped Accessibility (ramp, parking space) at the back of the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS. Hallway and staircases on second level The second level in a historic home with wooden floorboards, steps, railings, light fixtures, window The second floor of the Woodson Home with restored original floorboards, steps, and railings. Typewriter Old-fashioned type writers sits on top of a desk with other office supplies An old-fashioned typewriter sits on top of a desk along with other office supplies in the reception area and office space of Dr. Woodson's office-home. Carter G. Woodson Home exterior A red brick townhouse Carter G. Woodson Home Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Carter G. Woodson’s best-known contribution occurs every February. He initiated celebration of the first Negro History Week in 1926, focusing on black history. Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it corresponds with the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Over the years, support grew, and the week became a month in 1976. February of each year is now Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson National Park Getaway: Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Discover the life and legacy of the remarkable founder of Black History Month at the Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site. A row of townhouses in front of rows of modern buildings Memorials for the Future Memorials for the Future, is a competition that aims to rethink the way we develop and experience memorials in Washington, D.C. Memorials for the Future Logo Explore DC’s national parks with a new, free app Navigate to popular destinations, get up-to-date information and discover lesser-known parks. With nearly 800 points of interest, the app includes the National Mall, President's Park, Rock Creek Park, Anacostia Park, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Wolf Trap, Arlington House, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Frederick Douglass NHS, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS, Carter G. Woodson NHS, and hundreds more. National Park Service logo with Washington Monument and other memorials. Natural Science, History, & Culture in the National Capital Area Learn more about your National Capital Area park through this guide to natural and cultural resource information. Cultural resource staff clean the Theodore Roosevelt memorial statue at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Sea Level Rise in the DC Area Learn about current and projected rates of sea level rise in the greater DC area, based on local water level data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A tall white cylinder attached to a wooden pier with Hains Point in the background.

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