Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
entitled "The Carter G. Woodson Home," on Tuesday, February 16th from 1:00
- 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his Ph.D. degree from
Harvard University in 1912—only the second African American to do. This
achievement was even more extraordinary since he did not begin his formal
education until he was 20 years old. In 1915, Dr. Woodson founded The
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and The Associated
Publishers to assure an outlet for the publication of works of
African-American history and the work of black scholars. In 1926 the
Association, under Dr. Woodson's leadership, established Negro History Week
to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Today this commemoration has expanded into Black History Month.
Please join Ranger Robert Parker for a look at the life of Carter G.
Woodson and the residence at 1538 9th Street, NW in Washington, DC that was
his home from 1922 until his death in 1950. From here, he directed the
operations of what is now known as the Association for the Study of
African-American Life and History and pursued his own studies of
African-American history. After his death, the home continued to serve as
the national headquarters of the Association until the early 1970s.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger
Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker
Series website at http://library.doi.gov/programs/speaker/index.html.
We hope to see you here on February 16th!
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773