The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum remains one of the most significant cultural institutions in St. Petersburg. Just over a month ago more than a dozen muralists came together to paint a stunning Black Lives Matter mural in front of the museum. The Woodson is now selling print of the mural for $25.
They are HERE!Black Lives Matter T-Shirts with the beautiful art of each letter captured.The first 125 have ALREADY…
The museum also printed new Black Lives Matter tees with the same mural design. A limited supply were made available. You can reserve your tee here.
17 muralist collaborate to bring the mural to life
SHINE Mural Fest provided a breakdown of the artists who worked on the mural:
L- J. Gascot
A- Painkiller Cam
C- Catherine Weaver
K- Nuclear Sky Art
L- Wayward Walls
I- Laura Spencer Illustrates
V- Art by James E
M- Free Style Tattooz
A- Mega Supremo
T- Von Walters
T- PVO Tattoo Shop
E- The Real Mel Poz
Layout/Prep: Vitale Bros
Commemorate this time in history with a Black Lives Matter St.Pete Mural Poster.Reserve yours now!Woodsonmuseum@gmail.com$25
A local museum with a mission
If you’ve ever sat in the garden at the Woodson Museum then you know it is a resplendent institution for reflection, education, and growth.
The mission of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is two-fold:
- To preserve, present, and interpret African American history and to engage a broad and diverse audience through these activities.
- To promote an understanding among various groups that comprise the St. Petersburg community to enhance our ability as a society to respect, value diversity, and foster equal rights and social justice.
In 1915, he and friends established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. A year later, the Journal of Negro History, began quarterly publication. In 1926, Woodson proposed and launched the annual February observance of “Negro History Week,” which became “Black History Month” in 1976. It is said that he chose February for the observance because February 12th was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and February 14th was the accepted birthday of Frederick Douglass.
The story behind the name
Dr. Woodson was the founder of Associated Publishers, the founder and editor of the Negro History Bulletin, and the author of more than 30 books. His best known publication is The Mis-Education of the Negro, originally published in 1933 and still pertinent today.
The Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum is part of a larger renaissance in the Deuces Live District. You can donate to the museum today by seeing Terri Lipsey Scott’s Facebook post, or directly on the Museum’s website.
The museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however when it does reopen you can visit it at 2240 9th Avenue South.