BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|Carter Godwin Woodson|
Carter G. Woodson
|Born||December 19, 1875|
New Canton, Virginia
|Died||April 3, 1950 (aged 74)|
|Education||B.Litt, Berea College (1903)|
M.A., University of Chicago(1908)
PhD, Harvard University (1912)
|Known for||Founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History|
(now called Association for the Study of African American Life and History). Established Negro History Week.
|African American topics|
Career in education
- That the branch secure an office for a center to which persons may report whatever concerns the black race may have, and from which the Association may extend its operations into every part of the city; and
- That a canvasser be appointed to enlist members and obtain subscriptions for The Crisis, the NAACP magazine edited by W. E. B. Du Bois.
- "I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit. It would do the cause much good. Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me."
Black History Month
Honors and tributes
- In 1926, Woodson received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Spingarn Medal.
- The U.S. Postal Service issued a 20 cent stamp honoring Woodson in 1984.
- In 1992, the Library of Congress held an exhibition entitled "Moving Back Barriers: The Legacy of Carter G. Woodson". Woodson had donated his collection of 5,000 items from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries to the Library.
- His Washington, D.C. home has been preserved and designated the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.
- In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante named Carter G. Woodson on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.
Places named after Woodson
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Los Angeles.
- Carter G. Woodson Public Charter School in Fresno.
- Carter G. Woodson Park, in Oakland Park.
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary School was located in Oakland Park. It was closed in 1965 when the Broward County Public Schools system was desegregated.
- Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Jacksonville.
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary in Atlanta.
- Carter G. Woodson Regional Library in Chicago.
- Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Chicago.
- Carter G. Woodson Library in Gary.
- Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington.
- Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Berea College, in Berea.
- Carter G. Woodson Middle School in New Orleans.
- Carter G. Woodson Liberal Arts Building at Grambling State University, built in 1915, in Grambling.
- Woodson Institute for Student Excellence in Minneapolis.
- PS 23 Carter G. Woodson School in Brooklyn. 
- Carter G. Woodson Charter School in Winston-Salem.
- The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 
- Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell.
- C.G. Woodson Road in his home town of New Canton.
- Carter G. Woodson Education Complex in Buckingham County, built in 2012.
- Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington is located on the Carter G. Woodson Campus.
- The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park is between 9th Street, Q Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The park contains a cast bronze sculpture of the historian byRaymond Kaskey.
- The Carter G. Woodson Home, a National Historic Site, is located at 538 9th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
- Carter G. Woodson Jr. High School (renamed McKinley Jr. High School after integration in 1954) in St. Albans, built in 1932.
- Carter G. Woodson Avenue (also known as 9th Avenue) in Huntington. Notably, Woodson's alma mater, Douglass High School, is located between Carter G. Woodson Avenue and 10th Avenue in the 1500 block.
- A Century of Negro Migration (1918)
- The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 (1919)
- The History of the Negro Church (1921)
- The Negro in Our History (1922)
- Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830, Together With Absentee Ownership of Slaves in the United States in 1830 (1924)
- Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830, Together With a Brief Treatment of the Free Negro (1925)
- Negro Orators and Their Orations (1925)
- The Mind of the Negro as Reflected in Letters Written During the Crisis, 1800–1860 (1927)
- Negro Makers of History (1928)
- African Myths, Together With Proverbs (1928)
- The Rural Negro (1930)
- The Negro Wage Earner (1930)
- The Mis-Education of the Negro (1933)
- The Negro Professional Man and the Community, With Special Emphasis on the Physician and the Lawyer (1934)
- The Story of the Negro Retold (1935)
- The African Background Outlined: Or, Handbook for the Study of the Negro (1936)
- African Heroes and Heroines (1939)
- The Works of Francis J. Grimké (1942)
- Carter G. Woodson's Appeal: The Lost Manuscript Edition (2008)