The Mis-Education of the Negro

  • by Carter Goodwin Woodson
  • Narrated by Carter Goodwin Woodson
  • 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The Mis-Education of the Negro" is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that blacks of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes blacks to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to become autodidacts and to "do for themselves", regardless of what they were taught.

Carter Goodwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1915, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "Negro History Week"; it was the precursor of "Black History Month".

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Great work

This book gives so much background to why we continue to be in the situation that we are in. Also, it gives a lot of insight into why we often sabotage ourselves and our people.
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- Alan

great read

This is a very good book. Should be read by young people of all races but especially young black people.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Cosmo Distribution