The Mis-Education of the Negro (Oshun Publishing African-American History Series Book 1)

The Mis-Education of the Negro (Oshun Publishing African-American History Series Book 1)

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Carter Godwin Woodson is considered by many to be the father of African-American history. The son of former slaves, in 1912 Woodson earned his Ph.D. in history at Harvard University, the second African-American to earn a doctorate – the first being W. E. B. DuBois.

Noting that African-American contributions “were overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed by the writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them,” in 1926 he originated the concept of Negro History Week, which he set in the second week of February – which coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. That week of recognition soon became largely accepted, and was eventually extended for the full month of February – becoming known as Black History Month.

The material that makes up The Mis-Education of the Negro was originally a series of speeches and essays delivered and written by Woodson in the late 1920s and early 1930s, but which he collected into book form in 1933. It is still considered a classic piece of African-American writing and is widely in high school and college classrooms.
Carter Godwin Woodson is considered by many to be the father of African-American history. The son of former slaves, in 1912 Woodson earned his Ph.D. in history at Harvard University, the second African-American to earn a doctorate – the first being W. E. B. DuBois.

Noting that African-American contributions “were overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed by the writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them,” in 1926 he originated the concept of Negro History Week, which he set in the second week of February – which coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. That week of recognition soon became largely accepted, and was eventually extended for the full month of February – becoming known as Black History Month.

The material that makes up The Mis-Education of the Negro was originally a series of speeches and essays delivered and written by Woodson in the late 1920s and early 1930s, but which he collected into book form in 1933. It is still considered a classic piece of African-American writing and is widely in high school and college classrooms.
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Ghettostone
Oct 12, 2017

Today more than ever we need Carter G. Woodson's ground breaking insight about racial thinking based on knowledge and study, rather than stereotypes, and hateful attributes that America has sown.

The "Mid Education of The Negro" identifies the dumbing down created by years of public educations funding cuts and the purposeful undermining of intellectual pursuits made by individual Americans. The negative images on American Television combined with the destruction of the Black family has given birth to mass ignorance. This ignorance of self and the positive values of middle class family life has lead to over 2 million young people enprisoned, mainly non-violent drug offenders, who come home without skills, or the ability to read or write, and only to repeat criminal activities which leads back to jail.

Fatherless homes, high unemployment among African American youth, wealth disparities, and widening educational gap, added to this a great digital divide as America moves while indifferent to these social problems. Conservatives bark "lock her up", lock her up!" what they mean is lock them up, "lock then up"! as they pretend to be tough on crime in political campaigns.

Woodsen explains that this is all part of the sick plan to allow death and destruction in certain neighborhoods of color so that the majority culture can skip along into its happy future. What maddenss! This system of discrimination can not and doesn't work as a system for success, as baby boomers set to retire they are going to need three workers for every one person who receives Social Security pension. By 2025 minorities will begin to become the majority in demographics in America. And our economy will need a multitude of engineers, programmers, high tech skilled labor and we all are literally in the same boat whether it sinks or it swims, we all do it together!

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