The Mis-education of the Negro

Woodson, Carter Godwin (Book - 2007)
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Considered must reading for anyone involved in the education of blacks living in white dominated countries. Points out the shortcomings of a Euro-centric teaching structure that leaves out consideration for black culture and heritage. This has resulted in many blacks living in complete contradiction to their own best interests. Reveals who is to blame and how the problem can be corrected. Strongly points out the importance of black history and culture, and its absence in mainstream educational systems.
Authors: Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
Title: The mis-education of the Negro
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : The Book Tree, 2007
Characteristics: xii, 207 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Carter G. Woodson
Notes: "New material, revisions and cover"--T.p. verso
"Originally published 1933 by The Associated Publishers"--T.p. verso
Includes index
Contents: The seat of the trouble
How we missed the mark
How we drifted away from the truth
Education under outside control
The failure to learn to make a living
The educated Negro leaves the masses
Dissension and weakness
Professional education discouraged
Political education neglected
The loss of vision
The need for service rather than leadership
Hirelings in the places of public servants
Understand the Negro
The new program
Vocational guidance
The new type of professional man required
Higher strivings in the service of the country
Appendix : Much ado about a name ; The value of color
Alternate Title: Miseducation of the Negro
ISBN: 1585093203
Branch Call Number: 371.8299 W898m 2007
Subject Headings: African Americans Employment African Americans Social conditions African Americans Education
Topical Term: African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
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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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