The Mis-education of the Negro

The Mis-education of the Negro

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In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions. The thoughts Woodson expressed in addresses and articles formed the basis for this work, described by The New York Times as a challenging book that "throws down the gauntlet to those who have had anything to do with Negro education, whether of white or black race." The founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Woodson was also the author of more than sixteen books and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. This landmark work remains essential reading for educators and everyone who seeks to understand the African-American experience.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2012.
[United States] : Dover Publications, 2012.
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DerekStl
Sep 30, 2016

Great read about the psychology of the education system on African-Americans. It also discusses the quality of education African-Americans receive.

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voisjoe1_0
Feb 05, 2015

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.

qsakira 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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