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The Carter G. Woodson Home is a historical home located at 1538 9th Street, NW, Shaw, Washington D.C. The area is a tourist attraction and preserves the home of Black History Month founder Carter G. Woodson.

The home of Woodson, a known African American historian, journalist and author, was used from 1915 until his death in 1950. The home also served as a Woodson?s home base when he was overseeing the operations for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History together with the Negro History Bulletin and the Journal of Negro History. The historic home was also where Woodson operated the Associated Publishers and even researched about the rich African American history. The home served its purposed until the early parts of the 1970s.

The National Historic Landmark was given the national landmark seal in 1976. The National Trust for Historic Preservation added the Carter G. Woodson home in the list of 11 most endangered historic places in 2001. The home was acquired and purchased by the National Park Services in 2005 and was renovated by Washington D.C. based architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle.

Some of the exhibits included in the Carter G. Woodson Home include different memorabilia related to the famed historian. Visitors can also check the different literary works for the historian. The museum and historical landmark also contains different trivia regarding the life and times of Carter G. Woodson.

In the museum, the guests will also learn about the adversity that the Black History Month founder experienced during his youth, including the fact that the historian only started his formal education at 20 years of age.

The Carter G. Woodson Home has no admission charges and is open daily.
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