ISBN-10:
0913543705
ISBN-13:
9780913543702
Pub. Date:
09/28/2000
Publisher:
African American Images
The Mis-Education of the Negro

The Mis-Education of the Negro

by Carter G. Woodson, Jawanza Kunjufu
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Overview

Originally released in 1933, The Mis-Education of the Negro continues to resonate today, raising questions that readers are still trying to answer. The impact of slavery on the Black psyche is explored and questions are raised about our education system, such as what and who African Americans are educated for, the difference between education and training, and which of these African Americans are receiving. Woodson provides solutions to these challenges, but these require more study, discipline, and an Afrocentric worldview. This new edition contains a biographical profile of the author, a new introduction, and study questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780913543702
Publisher: African American Images
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 31,474
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Week. He wrote The Negro in Our History, The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861, A Century of Negro Migration, and The African Background Outlined. He died in 1950. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of Lessons from History and Restoring the Village. He lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I. The Seat of the Trouble
II. How We Missed the Mark
III. How We Drifted Away from the Truth
IV. Education Under Outside Control
V. The Failure to Learn to Make a Living
VI. The Educated Negro Leaves the Masses
VII. Dissension and Weakness
VIII. Professional Educated Discouraged
IX. Political Education Neglected
X. The Loss of Vision
XI. The Need for Service Rather Than Leadership
XII. Hirelings in the Places of Public Servants
XIII. Understand the Negro
XIV. The New Program
XV. Vocational Guidance
XVI. The New Type of Professional Man Required
XVII. Higher Strivings in the Service of the Country
XVIII. The Study of the Negro
Appendix
Index

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mis-Education of the Negro is a must read and discussion for all of those who are educators in the field of education. The book seems as thou it was written in todays time, which gives an eye opening to the lack of change in the educational system. Great book of knowledge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be very interesting. It is a wonderful book. I love many things about this book. It is interesting how the author speaks such strong truths and opinions. It discusses great and intriguing topics about the problems and road blocks in the Negro culture back then where racism was extreme and segregation existed. For example, back then most Negroes wouldn¿t work for another Negro employer, they felt that they were inferior to whites and no better than the other Negroes working under him. I think that many of the problems talked about in this book still exist in Black culture. I recommend this book to pretty much anyone. It shows how it was for Negroes and White people back then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book causes people of all colors to reflect on how they contribute to the demise of society. My favorite chapter is Leadership vs. Service. I now believe that the quality of a leader should be measured by the standard of his service, not how he can delegate orders.
Juls31 More than 1 year ago
A great book written by Carter Goodwin Woodson which Woodson explains the problems of our education system. For example most eduacted black teachers did not want to educate black children and the ones that wanted to get an education educated black teachers reufse to educate them. Woodson also gives the differences between black colleges and public schools and white colleges and publlic schools. I belive polticians or teachers and paretns should read this book because everyone will learn sometthing about the education system back in ninteen thirty three and how the issues that where going through back then. Today were are going through the same issues failing public schools and some failing colles.
AAI More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
mr woodson does a superlative job of disabusing the less and more privileged elements of society of false notions about reality. mr woodson makes it very clear that proper education is supreme to miseducation which is actually worse than no formal education at all. miseducation gets its venom from the fact that it masquerades as a tool of improvement in theory while mentally and physically incarcerating unenlightened agents of society in reality. the 'highly educated' negros who are assigned the responsibility of being the saviors of the race are actually racial sycophants who hide behind their credentials, cowardice, and comfort. they are paralyzed as they analyze their current situation and where their next meal will or won't come from if they stand for justice instead of resting on their worthless laurels. such apprehension will ultimately result in the stagnation of a people. woodson contends that the only way to transcend circumstance is through cultivating a generation of thinkers. those who are willing to confront the past, learn the truth of negro history, find true champions of our race(regardless of color) to become our teachers, and stand courageously in the face of tribulation deserve to be our leaders. our moses will not come from without as he did for the israelites, but from within, through scientific study of our race, proper education, and introspection.
WesleyRoyII on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent book!The premise of the author is that African-Americans can be damaged by education that neglects an accurate history of Africa and the African American contributions in America. He points out that much of the education that has been received by African-Americans has worked as propaganda to produce and propagate self-destructive behavior and life patterns. The amazing thing about this book is that it is just as relevant today as it was when it was written almost a hundred years ago. It is amazing how much things appear to change but remain the same.This is a must read for everyone that is interested in understanding and improving the African American condition.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book outlines what education should be. When you begin your educational pursuit, you should know the reason why you are being educated and what you should expect to obtain from your education. Many people go to school because we are 'supposed to'. This book clearly defines what education is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
AS ALWAYS I COUNT IT JOY AND VERY MUCH EDUCATIONAL TO HAVE READ THIS MOST RESENT EPISTLE THAT MR. WOODSON HAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.AS BLACK MAN I HAVE SEEN FRIST ,HAND THE RESULTS OF THIS MISEDUCATION AND REALIZED THAT WE MUST NOT LOOK TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR FREEDOM,JUSTICE AND MAJOR HELP, BUT WE MUST LOOK TO GOD AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF SELF.