Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “The Negro in Our History” has been reprinted in numerous editions and was revised by Dr. Charle...
05/14/2021

Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “The Negro in Our History” has been reprinted in numerous editions and was revised by Dr. Charles H. Wesley after Dr. Woodson's death in 1950. #FeatureFriday #CarterGWoodson #History #BlackHistory

Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s “The Negro in Our History” has been reprinted in numerous editions and was revised by Dr. Charles H. Wesley after Dr. Woodson's death in 1950. #FeatureFriday #CarterGWoodson #History #BlackHistory

Check out this image featuring some of the facades of homes directly across from Dr. Woodson’s. #CarterGWoodson #History...
05/13/2021

Check out this image featuring some of the facades of homes directly across from Dr. Woodson’s. #CarterGWoodson #History #TBT #ShawNeighborhood #DCHistory

Check out this image featuring some of the facades of homes directly across from Dr. Woodson’s. #CarterGWoodson #History #TBT #ShawNeighborhood #DCHistory

“...to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition i...
05/12/2021

“...to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.” ~ Dr. Carter G. Woodson, from "The Mis-Education of the Negro", 1933 #CarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

Photo credit: West Virginia State Archives

“...to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.” ~ Dr. Carter G. Woodson, from "The Mis-Education of the Negro", 1933 #CarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

Photo credit: West Virginia State Archives

It’s #TriviaTuesday!  Did you know #OnThisDate in 1976 Woodson’s home was designated a national historic landmark?
05/11/2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday! Did you know #OnThisDate in 1976 Woodson’s home was designated a national historic landmark?

It’s #TriviaTuesday! Did you know #OnThisDate in 1976 Woodson’s home was designated a national historic landmark?

#FannieLouHamer (1917-1977) was born to lead. She emerged from the cotton fields of #Mississippi to become one of the mo...
05/10/2021

#FannieLouHamer (1917-1977) was born to lead. She emerged from the cotton fields of #Mississippi to become one of the most powerful forces in the struggle for #civilrights in #America. Hamer began participating in voter rights initiatives sponsored by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the summer of 1962. #SNCC leaders recognized Hamer’s leadership qualities and invited her to attend their conference at #FiskUniversity in the fall of the same year and later hired her as a Community Organizer. From Community Organizer, she went on to help found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (#MFDP) in 1964, which challenged the state’s pro segregation Democratic Party. Although defeated, she ran for Congress against a veteran Congressman in the 1964 election. Hamer’s bid for Congress and her testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Convention made her a sought-after speaker and brought national attention to her grassroots efforts.

For the remainder of her life, she championed the concerns of poor Black Mississippians. Advocating political empowerment as a strategy for economic improvement, she boldly asserted, “We have to build our own power. We have to win every single political office we can, where we have a majority of Black people..." At her passing leaders from #KwameTure’ to #DorothyHeight remembered her vested interest in the advancement of her race.

What are you doing to empower others? #MondaysWithDrWoodson #History #Leadership #Courage #Empowerment

Photo credit: Library of Congress

#FannieLouHamer (1917-1977) was born to lead. She emerged from the cotton fields of #Mississippi to become one of the most powerful forces in the struggle for #civilrights in #America. Hamer began participating in voter rights initiatives sponsored by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the summer of 1962. #SNCC leaders recognized Hamer’s leadership qualities and invited her to attend their conference at #FiskUniversity in the fall of the same year and later hired her as a Community Organizer. From Community Organizer, she went on to help found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (#MFDP) in 1964, which challenged the state’s pro segregation Democratic Party. Although defeated, she ran for Congress against a veteran Congressman in the 1964 election. Hamer’s bid for Congress and her testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Convention made her a sought-after speaker and brought national attention to her grassroots efforts.

For the remainder of her life, she championed the concerns of poor Black Mississippians. Advocating political empowerment as a strategy for economic improvement, she boldly asserted, “We have to build our own power. We have to win every single political office we can, where we have a majority of Black people..." At her passing leaders from #KwameTure’ to #DorothyHeight remembered her vested interest in the advancement of her race.

What are you doing to empower others? #MondaysWithDrWoodson #History #Leadership #Courage #Empowerment

Photo credit: Library of Congress

Dr. Carter G. Woodson was not the only black historian to encourage others to learn about Black History. Ever heard of A...
05/07/2021

Dr. Carter G. Woodson was not the only black historian to encourage others to learn about Black History. Ever heard of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg? If you are familiar with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, then you sort of have heard of him. #ArturoSchomburg was a #PuertoRican historian, writer, collector, and activist of African and German descent who sold his personal collection of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and data to the #NewYorkPublicLibrary in 1926. Today, the #SchomburgCenter for Research in Black Culture is housed in a building in #Harlem and some say it is the largest collection of #BlackHistory in the world! You can see and touch original documents like the #MalcolmX papers and the #NatKingCole papers, and view specialized exhibits, film screenings, and panel discussions at the Schomburg. #FeatureFriday #CarterGWoodson #History #ArturoAlfonsoSchomburg

Photo credit: Public Domain

Check out these images of the Woodson Home in the 1970s. #CarterGWoodson #History #TBT #ShawNeighborhood #DCHistory Phot...
05/06/2021

Check out these images of the Woodson Home in the 1970s. #CarterGWoodson #History #TBT #ShawNeighborhood #DCHistory

Photo credit: Library of Congress

“When you hear a man talking, then, always inquire as to what he is doing or what he has done for humanity. Oratory and ...
05/05/2021

“When you hear a man talking, then, always inquire as to what he is doing or what he has done for humanity. Oratory and resolutions do not avail much. If they did, the Negro race would be in a paradise on earth.” ~ Dr. Carter G. Woodson, from "The Mis-Education of the Negro", 1933 #CarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

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“When you hear a man talking, then, always inquire as to what he is doing or what he has done for humanity. Oratory and resolutions do not avail much. If they did, the Negro race would be in a paradise on earth.” ~ Dr. Carter G. Woodson, from "The Mis-Education of the Negro", 1933 #CarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

Photo credit: Britannica.com

It’s #TriviaTuesday! When Woodson learned to read, “his father required him to read to him every day from whatever disca...
05/04/2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday! When Woodson learned to read, “his father required him to read to him every day from whatever discarded newspaper they could salvage. It was stale news, but a small window on a wider world.” Who pushed you to broaden your views?

It’s #TriviaTuesday! When Woodson learned to read, “his father required him to read to him every day from whatever discarded newspaper they could salvage. It was stale news, but a small window on a wider world.” Who pushed you to broaden your views?

Dr. Carter G. Woodson understood the transformative power of education. Writing in his seminal work, "The Mis-Education ...
05/03/2021

Dr. Carter G. Woodson understood the transformative power of education. Writing in his seminal work, "The Mis-Education of the Negro": “Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.”

How has education enhanced your life? #CarterGWoodson #MondaysWithDrWoodson #TheMisEducationOfTheNegro #Education #History

Photo credit: Public Domain

Dr. Carter G. Woodson understood the transformative power of education. Writing in his seminal work, "The Mis-Education of the Negro": “Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.”

How has education enhanced your life? #CarterGWoodson #MondaysWithDrWoodson #TheMisEducationOfTheNegro #Education #History

Photo credit: Public Domain

Every Friday during the month of April, the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS will highlight some of the past presidents of the...
04/30/2021

Every Friday during the month of April, the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS will highlight some of the past presidents of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (#ASALH) who worked with Dr. Carter G. Woodson. ASALH’s fifth president was the world-renowned educator, civil rights leader, women’s rights activist, and public servant, #MaryMcLeodBethune (1936-1951). Born in Mayesville, South Carolina on July 10, 1875, she established the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in 1904, which eventually became known as #BethuneCookmanCollege (now University). A member and office-holder in many national organizations including the #NAACP and #NationalUrbanLeague, she was also a leading member of the #clubwomen’s movement, becoming the eighth national president of the National Association of Colored Women (#NACW) in 1924, before creating the movement’s most successful vehicle—the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (#NCNW) in 1935.

She was also an #advisor to four presidents of the United States and became the first African American woman to head a federal agency during the administration of President #FranklinDRoosevelt. Mrs. Bethune served as president (also its first female president) of ASALH for fifteen years, providing continuity, laboring alongside Dr. Woodson through the #GreatDepression and into the new era ushered in by #WorldWarTwo. #CarterGWoodson #FeatureFriday #History #Eduction #Administration

Photo credit: New York Public Library

Every Friday during the month of April, the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS will highlight some of the past presidents of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (#ASALH) who worked with Dr. Carter G. Woodson. ASALH’s fifth president was the world-renowned educator, civil rights leader, women’s rights activist, and public servant, #MaryMcLeodBethune (1936-1951). Born in Mayesville, South Carolina on July 10, 1875, she established the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in 1904, which eventually became known as #BethuneCookmanCollege (now University). A member and office-holder in many national organizations including the #NAACP and #NationalUrbanLeague, she was also a leading member of the #clubwomen’s movement, becoming the eighth national president of the National Association of Colored Women (#NACW) in 1924, before creating the movement’s most successful vehicle—the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (#NCNW) in 1935.

She was also an #advisor to four presidents of the United States and became the first African American woman to head a federal agency during the administration of President #FranklinDRoosevelt. Mrs. Bethune served as president (also its first female president) of ASALH for fifteen years, providing continuity, laboring alongside Dr. Woodson through the #GreatDepression and into the new era ushered in by #WorldWarTwo. #CarterGWoodson #FeatureFriday #History #Eduction #Administration

Photo credit: New York Public Library

Check out the cover of "The Story of the Negro Retold" written by Dr. Carter. Woodson and published by the #AssociatedPu...
04/29/2021

Check out the cover of "The Story of the Negro Retold" written by Dr. Carter. Woodson and published by the #AssociatedPublishers, Inc. in 1935. #CarterGWoodson #TBT #History #ASALH

Check out the cover of "The Story of the Negro Retold" written by Dr. Carter. Woodson and published by the #AssociatedPublishers, Inc. in 1935. #CarterGWoodson #TBT #History #ASALH

“If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, t...
04/28/2021

“If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do.” ~ #DrCarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

Photo credit: Public Domain

“If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do.” ~ #DrCarterGWoodson #WednesdayWords #History

Photo credit: Public Domain

It’s #TriviaTuesday! Dr. Woodson’s father “taught his children to be polite to everybody but to insist always on recogni...
04/27/2021

It’s #TriviaTuesday! Dr. Woodson’s father “taught his children to be polite to everybody but to insist always on recognition as human beings; and, if necessary, fight to the limit for it.”

What lessons were you taught when young?

It’s #TriviaTuesday! Dr. Woodson’s father “taught his children to be polite to everybody but to insist always on recognition as human beings; and, if necessary, fight to the limit for it.”

What lessons were you taught when young?

On April 23, 1951, a group of students from Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia walked out of school t...
04/26/2021

On April 23, 1951, a group of students from Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia walked out of school to protest overcrowding and inferior conditions. #BarbraJohns, niece of veteran civil rights leader Rev. #VernonJohns, lead the walkout. The determined students contacted the Richmond Chapter of the #NAACP. NAACP attorneys #OliverHill, Sr. and #SpottswoodRobinson, III agreed to take the case only if the students and their parents were willing to sue challenging the constitutionality of school segregation. The families agreed and Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County became one of the five cases included under Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed racial segregation in public schools.

Like other southern locales, #PrinceEdwardCounty refused to follow the #SupremeCourt’s Ruling, continuing to maintain segregated schools. In 1959, to avoid forced integration, the county’s board of supervisors voted to close all its public schools. Prince Edward County became infamous for denying its citizens access to public education for five years. In 1964, #RobertKennedy remarked, “The only places on earth not to provide free public education are Communist China, North Vietnam, Sarawak, Singapore, British Honduras--and Prince Edward County, Virginia.” #CarterGWoodson #History #MondaysWithDrWoodson #CivilRights

On April 23, 1951, a group of students from Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia walked out of school to protest overcrowding and inferior conditions. #BarbraJohns, niece of veteran civil rights leader Rev. #VernonJohns, lead the walkout. The determined students contacted the Richmond Chapter of the #NAACP. NAACP attorneys #OliverHill, Sr. and #SpottswoodRobinson, III agreed to take the case only if the students and their parents were willing to sue challenging the constitutionality of school segregation. The families agreed and Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County became one of the five cases included under Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed racial segregation in public schools.

Like other southern locales, #PrinceEdwardCounty refused to follow the #SupremeCourt’s Ruling, continuing to maintain segregated schools. In 1959, to avoid forced integration, the county’s board of supervisors voted to close all its public schools. Prince Edward County became infamous for denying its citizens access to public education for five years. In 1964, #RobertKennedy remarked, “The only places on earth not to provide free public education are Communist China, North Vietnam, Sarawak, Singapore, British Honduras--and Prince Edward County, Virginia.” #CarterGWoodson #History #MondaysWithDrWoodson #CivilRights

Today is BARK Ranger Day, the last day of #NationalParkWeek! National parks are exciting places for #pets to visit with ...
04/25/2021

Today is BARK Ranger Day, the last day of #NationalParkWeek! National parks are exciting places for #pets to visit with their family while on vacation. Sometimes these new places can be so exciting as to be overstimulating. Join these events to learn how to have a positive experience with your pet in unfamiliar environments.

Learn the B.A.R.K. principles so you and your pet can have a safe and fun visit anytime you go to a national park. B.A.R.K. stands for:
Bag your pet’s waste
Always leash your pet
Respect wildlife
Know where you can go
Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/pets/bark-rangers.htm.

P.S. While Dr. Carter G. Woodson was not a #dog owner, one of his employees/mentees, Dr. Lorenzo Johnston Greene, when describing Dr. Woodson’s no nonsense personality, said: “When Dr. Woodson spoke, a dog wouldn’t dare to #bark!” #FindParkVirtualPark #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #BarkRanger #CarterGWoodson #LorenzoJohnstonGreene #History

If you are parked at home, you can still enjoy #NationalParkWeek with the National Park Foundation’s ideas for park acti...
04/24/2021

If you are parked at home, you can still enjoy #NationalParkWeek with the National Park Foundation’s ideas for park activities you can do from the comfort of your home. You can even take a virtual visit to a national park. The Passport To Your National Parks® program from the organization America’s National Parks™ offers virtual passport stamps for National Park Week once you’ve completed a park tour, program, or activity. #FindYourPark #FindYourVirtualPark #EncuentraTuParque
https://www.nationalparks.org/.../park-activities-you-can...
https://www.nationalparks.org/.../take-virtual-visit...
https://americasnationalparks.org/2021-special-events.../

Today is National Junior Ranger Day, so become a Junior Ranger! The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to explore nati...
04/24/2021

Today is National Junior Ranger Day, so become a Junior Ranger! The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to explore national parks. You can learn about nature sounds, night skies, or even the Transcontinental Railroad! You'll also learn why national parks matter and how you can be a part of the team that helps keep parks healthy. We don't care what age you are—just "explore, learn, and protect" your national parks online and become an official Junior Ranger! Look for the virtual badges you can print out and post on your refrigerator. For more info, visit: https://www.nps.gov/kids/index.htm and to download and print off our Junior Ranger Activity book, visit: https://www.nps.gov/cawo/learn/kidsyouth/index.htm
#NationalParkWeek #FindYourVirtualPark #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #JuniorRangerDay

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This is the official page for the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service. The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is currently not open to the public. The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site serves as its visitor center. While this is an open forum, it is also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you do not comply, your message will be removed. We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. Second violation of these guidelines will result in the user being blocked from the page. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Posting of external links on this site that are intended as advertising (or to drive traffic to websites unrelated to the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS, or do not contribute to dialog and discussions about the Carter G. Woodson Home NHS may be deleted. People who continue to post such links may be subject to page participation restrictions and/or removal from the page. External links do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Department of Interior.

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