The Life of Carter G. Woodson. Father of African-American History
An in-depth look at the iconic African American scholar’s life in—and his contributions to—our nation’s capital.
The discipline of black history has its roots firmly planted at 1538 Ninth Street, Northwest, in Washington, DC. The Victorian row house in “Black Broadway” was once the modest office-home of Carter G. Woodson. The home was also the headquarters of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Woodson dedicated his entire life to sustaining the early black history “mass education movement.” He contributed immensely not just to African American history but also to American culture. Scholar Pero Gaglo Dagbovie unravels Woodson’s “intricate” personality and traces his relationship to his home, the Shaw neighborhood and the District of Columbia.