Gary, IN - The public is invited to attend the renaming ceremony
and open house for the Gary Public Library’s Carter G. Woodson Branch
Library, 501 S. Lake Street, Tuesday, November 23 at 11am. Refreshments
provided by the Friends of the Gary Public Library. The library is open for
service at noon. Woodson (1875-1950), known as the "Father of Black History,"
initiated Negro History Week in 1926. It was later expanded in 1976 to
include the entire month of February and is now known as Black History
The Gary Public Library Board of Trustees approved the name
change earlier this year from the Wildermuth Branch to the Carter G.
Woodson Branch. For more information about Carter G. Woodson, please
stop in at any Gary Public Library unit.