Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950

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Carter Godwin Woodson, educator and historian, was considered the Father of Black History. He was born December 19, 1875, New Canton, Virginia. He was an African-American historian, author, and journalist who, in 1915, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926 he pioneered the concept of a "Negro History Week," which was later expanded into Black History Month. Woodson died at his home in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on April 3, 1950.
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referencedIn Abel Doysié papers, 1910-1967 (bulk 1920-1962) Library of Congress
creatorOf Carter G. Woodson collection of Negro papers and related documents, 1803-1936 (inclusive), 1830-1927 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Lorenzo Johnston Greene Papers, 1680-1988, (bulk 1933-1972) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Arthur Alfonso Schomburg papers, 1724-1938, 1904-1938 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Karamu House. Karamu House records, 1914-1979. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. William Stanley Braithwaite collection, 1899-1939. Morgan State University
creatorOf Jesse Edward Moorland Papers, ca. 1790-ca. 1939 Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Robert C. Weaver papers 1869-1970 [bulk 1923-1970] New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Myra C. Callis papers, 1830-1978. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Robert C. Weaver papers 1869-1970 [bulk 1923-1970] The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Lorenzo J. (Lorenzo Johnston) Greene papers, 1680-1988 (bulk 1933-1972) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950. Carter Godwin Woodson papers, 1922-1941. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Mary Church Terrell Papers, 1851-1962, (bulk 1886-1954) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Augusta Baker, [New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.], 1941 Jan. 24. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950. Carter Godwin Woodson collection, 1876-1999. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Cook, Vivian Elma Johnson, 1889-1977. Vivian Johnson Cook papers, 1903-1977. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Logan, Floyd L., 1901-1978. Papers, 1922-1978. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, 1879-1952. Roscoe Conkling Bruce papers, 1897-1924. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. CARTER G. WOODSON - TEACHER, HISTORIAN, PUBLISHER National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Arnett, Benjamin William, 1838-1906. Benjamin Arnett papers, 1869-[ongoing]. Wilberforce University, Stokes Library
referencedIn William LePre Houston Family Papers, 1777-1936, (bulk 1890-1936) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938. Arthur Alfonso Schomburg papers, 1724-1938 (bulk 1904-1938) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Carter G. Woodson Papers, 1922-1941 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Robinson, Armstead L. Papers of Armstead Robinson [manuscript], ca. 1964-1995. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962 (bulk 1886-1954). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976. Papers, 1913-1976. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. Benjamin Griffith Brawley papers, 1917-1936. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962 (inclusive), 1886-1954 (bulk) [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eppse, Merl R. (Merl Raymond), b. 1893. Merl R. Eppse papers, 1927-1961. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Barnes, Thomas H.,. Letters to Thomas H. Barnes from the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and The Associated Publishers, 1927-1929. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bruce, Philip Alexander, 1856-1933. Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence: [manuscript], 1889-1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William LePre Houston family papers, 1777-1936 Library of Congress
creatorOf Carter Godwin Woodson Papers, 1736-1974, (bulk 1915-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harrison, Hubert H. Hubert H. Harrison papers, 1893-1927. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. Archives. 1918-1930. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Goodloe family. Goodloe family papers, 1910-1988. Bowie State University, Thurgood Marshall Library
creatorOf Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950. Carter Godwin Woodson correspondence with Charles H. Wesley, 1925-1950. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Lorenzo Johnston Greene papers, 1680-1988 Library of Congress. American Folklife Center
referencedIn Julian Bond papers [manuscript], 1968-2010. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
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associatedWith African Methodist Episcopal Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnett, Benjamin William, 1838-1906. person
associatedWith Associated Publishers. corporateBody
founderOf Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
correspondedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Bond, Julian, 1940- person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. person
associatedWith Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939. person
correspondedWith Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989 person
associatedWith Bruce, John Edward. person
associatedWith Bruce, Philip Alexander, 1856-1933. person
correspondedWith Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, 1879-1952. person
correspondedWith Callis, Myra Colson, 1892-1979. person
associatedWith Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943. person
associatedWith Clark, John T., 1883-1949. person
correspondedWith Cook, Vivian Elma Johnson, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Crum, William D. person
associatedWith Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 person
correspondedWith Dabney, Wendell Phillips, 1865-1952 person
correspondedWith Daly, Victor person
associatedWith Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. person
correspondedWith Doysié, Abel, 1886-1973. person
correspondedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 person
correspondedWith Durkee, J. Stanley (James Stanley), 1866-1951 person
associatedWith Eppse, Merl R. (Merl Raymond), b. 1893. person
associatedWith Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fleetwood, Christian A. person
associatedWith Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928. person
correspondedWith Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 person
correspondedWith Frazier, Edward Franklin, 1894-1962 person
correspondedWith Goodloe family. family
associatedWith Greene, Lorenzo J. (Lorenzo Johnston), 1899-1988. person
associatedWith Greener, Richard Theodore. person
associatedWith Grimké, Francis J. (Francis James), 1850-1937 person
associatedWith Harrison, Hubert H. person
correspondedWith Henderson, Edwin Bancroft, 1883-1977 person
correspondedWith Houston, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1950 person
correspondedWith Houston, William LePre. person
correspondedWith Jackson, Luther B. person
associatedWith Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Karamu House. corporateBody
associatedWith Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial. corporateBody
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Logan, Floyd L., 1901-1978. person
correspondedWith Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982 person
associatedWith Lynch, John R. (John Roy), 1847-1939. person
associatedWith McCormick, Medill, 1877-1925. person
associatedWith McKay, Claude, 1890-1948 person
associatedWith McKinlay, Whitefield, 1857-1941. person
correspondedWith Moore, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1866- person
associatedWith Moorland, Jesse Edward, 1863-1940. person
associatedWith Phelps-Stokes Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Revels, Hiram Rhoades, 1827?-1901. person
associatedWith Robinson, Armstead L. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Rosemond, Jules, 1874-1928 person
associatedWith Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957. person
correspondedWith Simkins, Francis Butler, 1897-1966 person
associatedWith Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915. person
correspondedWith Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971 person
associatedWith Starr, Frederick, 1826-1867. person
associatedWith Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933 person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Stone, Melville E., b. 1875. person
associatedWith Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929 person
correspondedWith Sweet, William Warren, 1881-1959 person
associatedWith Tanner, Benj. T. (Benjamin Tucker), 1835-1923. person
correspondedWith Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush person
associatedWith Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Regiment, 368th. corporateBody
associatedWith Urban League of Pittsburgh. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Weaver, Robert C. (Robert Clifton), 1907-1997. person
associatedWith Wesley, Charles H. (Charles Harris), 1891-1987. person
associatedWith Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956. person
correspondedWith Yancey, Bessie Woodson, b. 1882 person
associatedWith Young, Charles. person
associatedWith Young, Charles, 1864-1922 person
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Southern States
United States history
United States
United States
Africa
Huntington (W. Va.)
West Virginia--Huntington
United States
Subject
African Americans--Societies, etc
Customs administration--Washington (D.C.)
African Americans--Study and teaching
Blacks--20th century--Sources
Blacks
African Americans--Employment
Race relations
Dwellings
African Americans--History--Sources
African American History Month--History--Sources
Ports of entry--Washington (D.C.)
World War, 1914-1918
State governments--United States
Race discrimination
Blacks--Caribbean Area
Blacks--Africa
African American historians--20th century--Correspondence
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Blacks--South America
African Americans--Social life and customs
Real estate business--Washington (D.C.)
African Americans--History
African Americans
Slavery--United States
Black race--Encyclopedias
African American periodicals
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions
African American publishers
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Authors
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Birth 1875-12-19

Death 1950-04-03

Americans

English

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