Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Education & Interpretative Plan
PROJECT SUMMARY: Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site was established by Congress on December 19, 2003, through Public Law 108-192. This site is intended to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson—a pioneering figure for the study and celebration of African American history and heritage. It was at this site in the historic Shaw area of Washington, D.C., that Dr. Woodson established the headquarters for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), and created Negro History Week, which later became Black History Month.
This project will provide a deep education and interpretative plan for the National Park Service that emphasizes the role of place and site as a teaching tool. With careful attention to stakeholders and constituencies, this plan will represent best practices for site design and educational outreach.
When completed, the rehabilitated Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site (PL 108-192, 2003) will provide an unparalleled opportunity for local, national, and international visitors to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of a man whose life experiences mirror a story familiar to many previous generations of African Americans, as well as others who have struggled to achieve the American Dream.
FUNDING & SUPPORT: Funding was made possible by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.