Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The significance of a home

DETAIL, MAIN FACADE, ENTRANCEWAY - Carter G. Woodson House, 1538 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, "Father of Black History,"  conducted much of his affairs from his home on Washington, DC.

"Dr. Carter G. Woodson directed ASALH’s operations from his home located at 1538 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 1915 until his death in 1950, and ASALH was headquartered in the building until 1970. The house was the center for educating the nation’s history and culture. Working out of this building, Dr.Woodson managed ASALH’s of African Americans to the day-to-day operations, published periodicals (the Negro History Bulletin and the Journal of Negro History), operated a book publishing company (Associated 
Publishers), trained researchers and educators, and pursued his own research and writing about African American history."  See "The Carter G. Woodson Home."



In honor his contributions, an ornament hangs on the White House Christmas tree every year.  See "Carter G. Woodson."  

Question:  What good are we doing in our homes today that people will remember us for long after we are gone? 
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