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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Visit the Home during National Park Week

The home will be open for special tours during the last weekend of National Park Week (April 21-23). Make your reservations now!

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Mailing Address:

1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

202-690-5185

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