Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson

Is your surname Woodson?

Research the Woodson family

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Carter Godwin Woodson

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia, USA
Death: April 3, 1950 (74)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Place of Burial: Suitland, Prince George's, Maryland, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Woodson and Elizae "Bessie" Woodson
Brother of Bessie Woodson

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson

Carter G. 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. He is referred to as the "Father of African-American History".

Both of his parents were ex-slaves.

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


Find A Grave Memorial# 19748

Wikipedia Article

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: http://bit.ly/jAHR68

view all

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson'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