Carter G. Woodson Birthplace

Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (HMJAJ)

Location: New Canton, VA 23123 Buckingham County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 41.993', W 78° 18.747'

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Carter Godwin Woodson was born about three miles east on 19 December 1875. As a youth he mined coal near Huntington, W. Va. He earned degrees at Berea College (B.L., 1903), University of Chicago (B.A. and M.A., 1908), and Harvard (Ph. D., 1912) — one of the first blacks awarded a doctorate by Harvard. In 1915 he organized the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and in 1916 established the Journal of Negro History. Known as the Father of Afro-American History, Woodson founded Negro History Week - now Afro-American History month - in 1926. He died in Washington, D.C., on 3 April 1950.
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HM NumberHMJAJ
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Marker NumberF 57
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 736940 N 4175916
Decimal Degrees37.69988333, -78.31245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.993', W 78° 18.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 59.58" N, 78° 18' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 319 N James Madison Hwy, New Canton VA 23123, US
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