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.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson: The Father of African American History
Tour the Home!
The Woodson Home is open to the public for tours on Thursdays and Saturdays. Find out more about tour times and sizes.
Who was Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson?
Learn more about the man who co-founded ASALH, started Negro History Week, and institutionalized the study of African American history.
Woodson Birthday Commemoration
Join the NPS and ASALH in celebration of the 142nd anniversary of the birth of Dr. Carter G. Woodson!
Last updated: December 6, 2017