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New Canton in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carter G. Woodson Birthplace

New Canton, Virginia

 

—Buckingham County —

 
Carter G. Woodson Birthplace CRIEHT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
1. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace CRIEHT Marker
Inscription. North of this sign is the birthplace of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson was born December 19, 1875, to former slaves, James Henry and Eliza Ann Riddle Woodson. Young carter left Buckingham to work in West Virginia when he was 17 years old. He began working in the coal mines in the Huntington, West Virginia area. While in West Virginia he entered Douglass High School and completed four years of high school in less than two years.

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
(Top) <i>The Negro History Bulletin</i> (Bottom) Carter G. Woodson image. Click for full size.
2. (Top) The Negro History Bulletin (Bottom) Carter G. Woodson
lives on in the yearly observance of Black History Month.

“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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Canton.
 
More about this marker.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson image. Click for full size.
3. Dr. Carter G. Woodson
On the left are two photos with the captions:
"(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 AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
4. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Site
Carter G. Woodson Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
5. Carter G. Woodson Plaque
Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map image. Click for full size.
6. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map
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