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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NPS Meeting on Carter Woodson Site Tonight

From Alex Padro:
The National Park Service is holding a scoping meeting for the Carter G. Woodson Home National HistoricSite general management plan on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, 1816 12th Street, NW. The meeting is open to the public, and no reservations are required.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from neighbors and Washingtonians at large regarding their hopes for the house and surrounding area and suggestions for the future use of the house and adjacent buildings.

The NPS planning team has prepared purpose and significance statements and themes, which can be viewed at, then click on Park Planning.

The Woodson Home, located at 1538 9th Street, NW, was for nearly three decades the home of Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History, and the offices of the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and Associated Publishers, the publishing arm Woodson started to print and distribute books on Black history that commercial publishers would not touch. The NPS site will be one of the major tourist attractions in Shaw Main Streets' service area when it opens.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bottom line, any idea relating to when, exactly, these buildings will be renovated?