The Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in Florida
February 12, 2020
Did you know that a museum in St. Petersburg, Florida was named after the great Dr. Carter G. Woodson? Widely saluted each February for creating Negro History Week – that evolved into Black History Month – Dr. Woodson is also lauded for his seminal book, The Mis-Education of the Negro, for founding the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and the Journal of Negro History.
Established in 2006, the museum honors Woodson and his tremendous legacy by showcasing the historical contributions of Black people in Petersburg. It has rapidly become a tourist destination because of its focus on the role African Americans have played since the 1800s, when Petersburg was a burgeoning railroad town.
By bearing the name Carter G. Woodson, the museum’s very existence furthers the Woodson legacy and commitment to telling complete and truthful history. You can click here to learn more about the museum’s programs, exhibits, and upcoming events.