1 feb 1968 & associated publishers/asnlh
#OTD Thursday 1 February 1968 the Associated Publishers and the Association for the Study of Negro Life & History (1538 9th Street, NW) were gearing up for Negro History Week, 11-17 February. They would be deluged with calls and requests for information. One of their popular pamphlets was "Suggestions for the Teaching of Negro History Week." It cost $1.
"B.A.," a teacher, contacted the Evening Star Action Line column, a service for Star readers who needed help "getting answers, solving problems and cutting red tape." She was seeking the lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing" so that she could teach the song to her students. The columnist directed her to ASNLH and the pamphlet.
J. Rupert Picott was ASNLH president and Charles Wesley was ASNLH director.
Please comment below. Were you a member of ASNLH? Do you remember the Associated Publishers' publications? Do you remember celebrating Negro History Week at school? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Library of Congress, Detail Main Facade, Entranceway, Carter G. Woodson House, n.d. Photographer unknown. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey.
The house is a National Park Service site and is open to the public. For info, click here.
Carter G. Woodson bought the building in 1922 and used it as his home and office until he passed away in 1950. The Associated Publishers and ASNLH continued to operate in the house until 1971.