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Public Meetings On Carter G Woodson Home NHS General Management Plan

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Date: February 6, 2012
Contact: Joy Kinard, 202-673-2402

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO HOLD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS ON CARTER G. WOODSON HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

Washington DC - Superintendent Alex Romero announced today that the National Park Service will hold a public meeting to present the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site General Management Plan and to gather public input and comment.The plan describes alternatives for development, visitor use, and management of the national historic site. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum located at 1925 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

The general management plan and environmental assessment will be available for public review during the period of February 13 to March 13, 2012 on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/woodsongmp. The public may also view a copy of the plan at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.Comments may be submitted electronically at the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website, by regular mail to: Carter G. Woodson Home NHS GMP, National Park Service, Denver Service Center - P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225, or by hand delivery to National Park Service, National Capital Parks-East, 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC. Comments must be received by March 13, 2012.Faxed comments and telephone messages will not be accepted.

Considered the "Father of Black History, Dr. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 (now the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH).Built in 1872, Dr. Woodson owned and occupied 1538 9th Street N.W. located in Washington, D.C. from 1922 until 1950. The Carter G. Woodson Home NHS was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976, and on February 28, 2006, the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS became the 389th unit of the National Park System.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Meeting of group of WANDS led by Lieut. General Lovonia H. Brown (far left).

In 1944, Mary McLeod Bethune became the leader of the Women's Army for National Defense, a black women's organization founded to "...share in this fight for democracy..., and to provide an instrument through which African American women could serve in this great crisis, with dignity and pride...."