New Canton in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Carter G. Woodson Birthplace
New Canton, Virginia
—Buckingham County —
Dr. Woodson was committed to education. He attended Berea College in Kentucky, The University of Chicago and the Sorbonne in Paris. He was the second African American to receive a Ph.D. degree in history from Harvard University. He returned to Douglass High School as a teacher and principal. He taught and held administrative positions in the Philippines, at Howard University and at West Virginia State College.
Dr. Woodson was dedicated to researching, writing and preserving the historical contributions of people of African descent. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and the Journal of Negro History. He was founder and editor of the Negro History Bulletin and the author or co-author of more than 30 books and 125 articles. Dr. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926. His legacy
“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.” - Dr. Carter G. Woodson
Erected by Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®. (Marker Number 5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 41.447′ N, 78° 17.516′ W. Marker is in New Canton, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is on C G Woodson Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.2 miles north of Liberty Road (Virginia Route 759), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Canton VA 23123, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.3 miles away); Buckingham County / Fluvanna County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bremo (approx. 1.9 miles away); Arvonia (approx. 2.3 miles away); Carter G. Woodson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 5.2 miles away); Abraham Seay (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fork Union Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Canton.
More about this marker.
"(Top Left) The Negro History Bulletin, a monthly publication founded by Dr. Woodson in 1937."
"(Bottom Left) Carter G. Woodson, young college graduate."
On the right is a photo of "(Above) Dr. Carter G. Woodson."
Magazine cover and graduation photo courtesy of Virginia State University Archives
Also see . . .
1. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. Virginia's Retreat (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Carter G. Woodson. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
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