The Mis-education of the Negro

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The Mis-education of the Negro
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Independent Publishing Group
Originally released in 1933, The Mis-Education of the Negro continues to resonate today, raising questions that readers are still trying to answer. The impact of slavery on the Black psyche is explored and questions are raised about our education system, such as what and who African Americans are educated for, the difference between education and training, and which of these African Americans are receiving. Woodson provides solutions to these challenges, but these require more study, discipline, and an Afrocentric worldview. This new edition contains a biographical profile of the author, a new introduction, and study questions.


Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : African American Images, 2000
ISBN: 0913543705
Branch Call Number: 371.829 W
Characteristics: xx, 216 p. : ports. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kunjufu, Jawanza
Alternate Title: Miseducation of the Negro

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Feb 05, 2015
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Woodson, the son of slaves, was an education expert (2nd African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard – an indication of the rampant racism of our prestigious universities for the first 300 years of African-Americans in the New World) and he wrote this book in 1933 based upon his expertise in the education and history fields. He points out that whites, the oppressor of African-Americans from 1619-1933, based upon their white backgrounds, as teachers, continued to expound the theory that negroes were inferior to whites and had no cultural heritage or history to be proud of. Woodson then maintains that mis-educated negroes then continued to teach their students of the inferiority of the black race. He would not be surprised that rampant racism continued to flourish in America through the remainder of the 20th century, but in this book, he advocates that blacks begin to take over the education of their people and begin to instill in them their true history and that education concentrate on fields that would actually hire black workers. Even today, this book should be studied by people of good will to make sure that they don’t inadvertently continue to mis-educate their black students.

Jul 02, 2013

Books and books such as these need to be re-printed and available for public borrowing and usage. They are stored in museums as though African Americans do not need the information they include right now.

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Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
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