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Woodson at CPAC, 2014
April 8, 1937|
Cheyney University (BS)|
University of Pennsylvania
Life and career
Woodson was born in Philadelphia. In 1954, he joined the United States Air Force, and earned his G.E.D. He graduated from Cheyney University with a B.S., and from the University of Pennsylvania with a M.S.W.
On February 8, 2003, his son, Robert L. Woodson Jr., was killed in a car crash. An award has been named for Woodson Jr. by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he had previously been employed before joining his father at NCNE (now the Woodson Center). Woodson Sr. also has a younger son Jamal, younger daughter Tanya, and older son Ralph.
- 1990 MacArthur Fellows Program
- Washington Times Foundation American Century Award
- Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Award
- Headway Magazine Booker T. Washington Award
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Life Institute "Real Dream" Award
- Outstanding Public Service Award from the Georgia Coalition of Black Women, Inc.
- George Washington Honor Medal presented by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge
- "Ganging Up for Good", The Washington Post, August 21, 2005
- Youth Crime and Urban Policy, A View From the Inner City, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1981, ISBN 978-0-8447-2210-8
- On the Road to Economic Freedom: An Agenda for Black Progress, Editor Robert L. Woodson, Regnery Gateway, 1987, ISBN 978-0-89526-578-4
- A Summons to Life, Mediating Structures and the Prevention of Youth Crime, Ballinger Pub. Co., 1981, ISBN 978-0-88410-826-9
- The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today’s Community Healers are Reviving Our Streets and Neighborhoods, Simon and Schuster, 1998, ISBN 978-0-684-82742-1
- Black perspectives on crime and the criminal justice system: a symposium, editor Robert L. Woodson, G. K. Hall, 1977, ISBN 978-0-8161-8039-4
- Princeton archives
- "Robert L. Woodson, Sr. - Woodson Center". Woodson Center. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
- G. K. Hall, Black perspectives on crime and the criminal justice system: a symposium, National Urban League, 1977 
- Steven Teles, 'Compassionate Conservatism, Domestic Policy, and the Politics of Ideational Change', in Crisis of Conservatism? The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, & American Politics After Bush, Gillian Peele, Joel D. Aberbach (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 193
- Christopher DeMuth, Not quite the end of racism, The Wall Street Journal, November 03, 1995
- Robert L. Woodson Jr., Community Group's Vice President, Dies, The Washington Post, February 11, 2003
- The Robert L. Woodson Jr. Award/