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The Mis-Education of the Negro

The Mis-Education of the Negro [Kindle Edition]

Carter Godwin Woodson
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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 curriculum 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 withing 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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About the Author

Carter G. 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, Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History. He was the author of more than 16 books including "The Mis-education of the Negro," and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 239 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612933149
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications (24 Nov 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002YQ2IFI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly educative 27 Feb 2005
What I find amazing about this book is its almost prophetic nature. The author writes in a masterly manner, virtually giving directions to the subjects dealt with. Written more than six and a half decades ago, this book spoke of the misdirection in education and the consequences it can have on a society without deep a sense of purpose, a society that is failing to nurture its own values and build on genuine and progressive thoughts. The greatest strength of this book is that it shows us not only the strength of a proper education, but also the negative imparts of an improper education. This book is still relevant today. Few books have so masterfully challenged the minds of both the mis-educated and the mis-educators as 'Mis-Education of the Negro' has done, by calling on society to be humble, accept its errors and choose new directions in education. I strong recommend readers to make themselves familiar with the pages of this book. You will not regret it.
Also recommended: Race matters, Disciples of Fortune
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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I am a twenty-four year old African American man and I read this book six years ago, and even at that young age I found it "On point". Dr. Woodson wrote this book over 60 years ago and his observations of social and educational conditions hold true to this day. This book was my introduction to my continuing studies of African American history, and I recommend that anyone beginning their studies begin with this book. There will be many instances when you will nod your head in agreement with what is stated, and other times when you will learn things about your own behaviors that you could not previously understand. The only reason that I couldn't give this book five stars is because it is a scholarly text and it is a little difficult for less sophisticated readers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well said by Carter Woodson 25 Oct 2013
By vizer
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I woill recommend this book to be read by all black people. we need to rise up and unite and learn to do things for ourselves as the author said. Like a previous reviewer has noted, it is a shame that 75% of what is in the book still exists. Black people, we can turn things around and we can, with a positve midset and turn things around from a brainwashed state
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mis-Education of the Negro. 25 April 2014
By D.Enamu
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The book was interesting to a point-.apart from only relating to America it is dated refering to the mid 20th century and before . I found it of little relevence to today (though it probably has an importance being that it started a movement which is a possitive thing for black people in America.) I would like books which show the struggle and achievements of black people in England.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a book all Americans should read 22 Oct 1997
By A Customer
This book, written in the 1930's is as timely today as it was 60 years ago. The mis-education of black children in segregated America now reads as a national indictment of our entire education system. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need i say more 20 Jun 2014
By ayeaye
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This book is perfect!
It reminds you of things you may of forgotten or too ignorant to admit, and forces you to look at the truth as well as put modern issues into context, and see its nothing new.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a must read! 20 Jan 2011
i have wanted to read this book for a long time, and glad i finally purchased it! have not finished it yet but so far its an interesting read examining the behaviour of the "negro". it seems that alot of what the author talks about is still very much relevant today...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The in-for-mation for all AFRICANS 5 Feb 2010
I have only begun reading this and already I have an overstanding as to why our children are growing into lost adults and why some of us as black people find it hard to nuture our children into adults. We have been to pre-occupied with trying to fit in to a system that was never set up for our gain. However an African American has wrote this book and proves we can triumph and do triumph over adversity. We are a mighty race.
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This is a great book which stands the test of time. Language may have changed but the essentials of racism/white supremacy and mis-education have not and this book is sadly just as... Read more
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