Carter G. Woodson

Huntington Herald-Dispatch
April 5, 1950

C. G. Woodson, Educator, Dies

Carter G. Woodson, an early principal who served at the turn of the century, and who also was a former dean at West Virginia State College at Institute, was found dead at his home in Washington on Monday, relatives here reported yesterday. He was retired, but made lecture tours until failing health compelled him to cancel further engagements a year ago.

Mr. Woodson had at one time been supervisor of education in the Philippine Islands and returned to Washington as principal of M. Street High School. Later he became dean of history at Howard University.

For the past 35 years he had been a director of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. He was the author of more than a dozen books, the best known of which is "The Negro in Our History."

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bessie Woodson Yancey, and a brother, Robert Woodson, Sr., of Huntington; three nieces, Mrs. Ursula Williams, Mrs. Belva Clark and Mrs. Etta Cooper of New York City; two nephews, Robert Woodson, Jr., of Huntington and James Woodson of New York City; and two cousins, Mrs. Callie J. Barnett and Mrs. Josephine Washington of Huntington.

Burial will be in Washington.

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