Shrine to history.
The house is owned by of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which Woodson founded in 1915. Appropriations will be needed to do repairs and establish the site as a tourist attraction. Woodson, who was born in 1875 in New Canton, Virginia, later moved to West Virginia to work. He eventually became the second African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, in 1912, after W.E.B. Du Bois.
In the 1920s, he served as a dean at Howard University and later at West Virginia State College, where he began publishing books. Woodson wrote more than 16 books and was the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. When he died, he was working on an Encyclopedia Africana that was to fill six volumes.
His works include the 1933 classic, Mis-Education of the Negro, which is still widely read and studied. A paperback edition has been a fixture on the BIBR FLYING OFF THE SHELVES list.
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|Title Annotation:||Between the lines: the inside scoop on what's happening in the publishing industry; former home of Carter G. Woodson to open as museum|
|Author:||Dodson, Angela P.|
|Publication:||Black Issues Book Review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2004|
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