Before Dr. Carter G. Woodson, there was very little accurate written history about the lives and experiences of Americans of African descent. Dr. Woodson’s home also served as the office where he wrote and published the Negro History Bulletin and the Journal of Negro History. The house also 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.
In 2003, the c. 1870s house was listed as one of Washington, DC’s Most Endangered Places due to its derelict condition. The property was aquired by the National Park Service in 2005 and has undergone a $10 million restoration.
Join DCPL for a members-only tour of this recently rehabilitated National Historic Landmark.
Saturday, July 8th & July 15th
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
1538 9th Street NW
Metro Station: Shaw/Howard University (8th Street Exit)
If the date you are interested in is sold out, please email info[at]dcpreservation.org to be placed on the waiting list.