Take a Free Walking Tour of "Dr. Woodson's Neighborhood," 02/24/18!
The National Park Service and Shaw Main Streets invite you to enjoy a free walking tour entitled "Dr. Woodson's Neighborhood" as part of Black History Month observances at the Woodson Home National Historic Site on Saturday, February 24, 2018, starting at 1:00 PM at the site, located at 1538 9th Street, NW. The tour is free, and no reservations are required.
Join Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro for a guided tour highlighting historic figures Woodson knew and the Shaw buildings Dr. Woodson saw when he lived and worked in the neighborhood during the 1920s through 1940s. Notable historymakers covered during the tour include Mary McLeod Bethune, A. Philip Randolph, Elijah Muhammad, Watha T. Daniel, Langston Hughes, and Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington.
The tour will begin with a brief overview of Dr. Woodson's time at 1538 9th Street, NW and his work developing and promoting the study of African American history and the establishment of Negro History Week, precursor to Black History Month.