Dr. Carter G. Woodson: The Father of African-American History

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.

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Woodson Home Planning Process

Woodson Home Planning Process

The National Park Service is currently planning the future use of the Carter G Woodson Home NHS. Learn more about this process.

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The Sites of National Capital Parks-East

The Sites of National Capital Parks-East

Check out the incredible diversity of National Capital Parks-East sites. Natural, Cultural, Historical, and Recreational, we have it all.

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