The MIS-Education of the Negro (an African American Heritage Book)

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Wilder Publications, 2008 - Education - 108 pages
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The Mis-Education of the Negro is one of the most important books on education ever written. Carter G. Woodson shows us the weakness of Euro-centric based curriculums that fail to include African American history and culture. This system mis-educates the African American student, failing to prepare them for success and to give them an adequate sense of who they are within the system that they must live. Woodson provides many strong solutions to the problems he identifies. A must-read for anyone working in the education field.

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User Review  - Angela Nelson howard - Goodreads

This is thought provoking with amazing relevance to today despite being written in 1935. Insight into our responsibilities to lift our own self image and circumstances as well as areas to target for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cyndi Lu - Goodreads

I was amazed at how relevant this text is to current educational and social structures. I guess the more things change the more they don't. Read full review

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Education under Outside Control
Dissension and Weakness
The Loss of Vision
Understand the Negro
The New Type of Professional Man Required

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Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity, and left behind an impressive legacy. A founder of Journal of Negro History(Now titled The Journal of African-American History), Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History.

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