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!
During Black History Month, the Woodson Home is open to the public for tours on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Learn more here!
Woodson in the House
The site will offer living history presentations featuring actor Dexter Hamlett of Humanities in Public portraying Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
Family Preservation Workshop
Dr. Lopez Matthews of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center facilitates a workshop on preserving family history.
Shaw Neighborhood Walking Tour
Alexander Padro of Shaw Main Streets will lead a Walking Tour of the historic Shaw Neighborhood.
Frederick Douglass and Howard University
Local historian and author John Muller will present a talk that details the active role that Douglass had in Howard's history.
Last updated: January 31, 2018