Midcity at the Crossroads
—Shaw Heritage Trail —Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History, worked and lived at 1538 Ninth Street from 1912 until 1950. The son of formerly enslaved people. Woodson received a Ph.D. from Harvard, and became an acclaimed scholar, educator, and advocate. He founded the Association for the Study of Negro (now African American) Life and History and the Associated Publishers and organized Negro History Week (Later Black History Month). He wrote The Mis-Education of American Negro, the landmark textbook The Negro in Our History, and other ground-breaking works. Because he often walked here carrying stacks of books, local schoolchildren dubbed him "bookman."
|Placed By||Shaw Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324523 N 4308839|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91093333, -77.02385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.656', W 77° 1.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 39.36" N, 77° 1' 25.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1551 9th St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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