Celebrate Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s 147th Birthday

Upcoming Branch Event – December 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

Sponsored by The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History & The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 

“How Well Do You Know Dr. Carter G. Woodson?” 
A Celebration of Carter G. Woodson’s 147th Birthday
12-19-1875 to 12-19-2022

Presentation by Carl Redwood, Descendant of Carter G. Woodson
Chair, Hill District Consensus Group
Project Director, Pittsburgh Black Worker Center

Meet Carl Redwood, Jr…
A social worker who has participated in various community organizing efforts on the local, national, and international levels. He has been a part time faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work for many years. Carl was a union organizer for faculty unionization at Pittsburgh Universities as part of the Academic Workers Association of the Steelworkers.

Carl is active with the Hill District Consensus Group working to build the leadership and power of low-income and working-class residents of the Hill District to advance racial and economic justice in our neighborhoods, our schools and our city. Carl serves on the board of Pittsburgh United, a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations committed to advancing the vision of a community and economy that work for all people. He is also a board member of The Abolitionist Law Center, a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race-based mass incarceration in the United States.

Carl currently serves as the Project Director of the Pittsburgh Black Worker Center.

Carter Woodson recommended readings from Carl Redwood

  • Meier A. & Rudwick E. M. (1986). Black history and the historical profession 1915-80. University of Illinois press.
  • Givens J. R. (2021). Fugitive pedagogy : carter g. woodson and the art of black teaching. Harvard University Press.
  • Scally M. A. (1985). Carter g. woodson : a bio-bibliography. Greenwood Press.
  • Goggin J. A. (1997). Carter g. woodson : a life in black history (Louisiana pbk.). Louisiana State University Press.
  • Reprint. The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916. Edited by Carter G. Woodson

PLUS Carter G. Woodson Trivia Challenge
Presented by Marlene Branson, President of AAGHS

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