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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Carter Godwin Woodson

 
 
Carter Godwin Woodson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. Carter Godwin Woodson Marker
Inscription.  Historian, author, educator. Founder of the Assoc. for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915. Began Journal of Negro History, 1916. In 1926 began Negro History Week, later Black History Month. A graduate and later principal, Douglass H.S., Huntington. Dean at West Virginia State College. Second African American to earn a Harvard Ph. D., 1912. Born, Dec. 19, 1875; Woodson died, April 3, 1950.
 
Erected 2003 by Carter G. Woodson Foundation/WV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 3, 1950.
 
Location. 38° 24.961′ N, 82° 25.802′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of Hal Greer Blvd and 9th Avenue on Hal Greer Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Carter Godwin Woodson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
2. Carter Godwin Woodson Marker
Note Woodson statue in the background
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. Lavinia Norman, Founder (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); One Room School Museum (approx. half a mile away); Marshall University (approx. half a mile away); Marshall Memorial Boulevard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Huntington Mine Rescue Car (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Marshall University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marshall Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Carter Godwin Woodson Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
3. Carter Godwin Woodson Statue
Carter Godwin Woodson plaque at the base of the statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
4. Carter Godwin Woodson plaque at the base of the statue
Dr. Carter Goodwin Woodson, 1875-1950, “Father of Black History,” former principal - Douglass High School. “We should emphasize not Negro History but The Negro History.”
CGW Memorial Foundation, Inc., Founded 1986 by former Mayor Robert Nelson. Special Thanks to Major Jean Dean. Newatha Perry, President.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022