Carter Godwin Woodson (1875 - 1950)

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Birthplace: New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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About Carter Godwin Woodson

Earned a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1912. He was the second African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.

Both of his parents were ex-slaves.

Image of WW I Draft Registration Card (age 42, living in Washington, D.C.)


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Carter G. Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson became a school supervisor in the Philippines between 1903 and 1907. He wrote personal letters which alludes to problems he had with Filipinos in the Bureau of Education. Upon his return to the United States, he continued his studies at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. He was one of the first scholars to study African American history and in 1916, was the founder of the "Journal of Negro History". More here:


Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson "Father of African-American History"'s Timeline

December 19, 1875
New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia, USA
April 3, 1950
Age 74
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Suitland, Prince George's, Maryland, USA