Dr. Carter G. Woodson Statue in Woodson Memorial Park, Shaw neighborhood Washington DC
Statue of Dr. Carter G. Woodson located at Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park, Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest between Ninth and Q Streets, Washington, D.C.


A Lasting Legacy

Dr. Carter G. Woodson is known as the "Father of Black History" because he was a greatly accomplished individual force. However, it is important to understand that he had the help of others that shared his passion. Together, they accomplished the lofty goal to change the perception defining African-American History as an important and inseparable component of American History.
Read more about some of Dr. Woodson's associates and mentees that helped to realize this goal and shine the never-dimming light on the truth of American History.

Woodson's Associates

Woodson's Mentees

Woodson's Inspirations


Last updated: April 5, 2024

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