Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History

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The discipline of black history has its roots firmly planted at 1538 Ninth Street, Northwest, in Washington, D.C. 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 Negro Life and History (ASNLH). 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.
ISBN: 9781626196308
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: American Heritage
Images: 41
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Pero Gaglo Dagbovie is professor, graduate director and associate chair in the department of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. As the principal investigator for the Carter G. Woodson Home, NHS, he completed the historic resource study titled "Willing to Sacrifice: Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, and the Carter G. Woodson Home" (Washington, D.C., National Park Service, 2010). He has written numerous books on black history throughout his career.
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