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


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Total Pages: 132

Book Description:

Carter Godwin Woodson, shortly named Carter G. Woodson, was an American historical writer wrote The Mis-Education of the Negro. He was a journalist, author, and founder of the Association for the Study Of African American Life and History. He was one of the earlier scholars who looked into the history of African Americans’ lives and explored their struggles. 

Carter was the second African-American who got the degree of P.H.D. from Harvard University after W.E.B. Du Bois. There was a time when Carter was known as the father of African-Americans history. He offered his services as a teacher, school administrator, and Dean of the college. 

Carter’s family was poor, and his parents were illiterate. His sister was a teacher, a poetess, and an activist. Woodson’s father said they were happy because they got freed no matter if they were rich or poor. His father supported the family by earning moving as a carpenter and a farmer. 

When Woodson realized that his and his nation’s identity was being misrepresented in front of the world, he thought there is a need to clarify misconceptions. So, he decided to explore the neglected past of the African Americans. 

To accomplish his vision, Carter G. Woodson published his book named The mis-Education of the Negro in 1933. This book shows how the blacks were being ignored in American schools in the age of the Author.

This thing caused blacks low confidence and dependence on others in America. They seek shelter where they can identify their existence and importance. He said that the purpose of writing this book is to make people realize how they can be their own identity rather than depending on others. The motive of the Author was to make blacks realize that they are also a part of America, not apart from America. 


The few lines from his book summarize that he said this doesn’t make any difference who is running the state currently if someone cannot learn how he can survive and become independent of others. If anyone remembers this fact, he will be awarded more rights and privileges. 

One more critical factor that we found a diamond pearl for readers is that he said that once you can control one’s thoughts, there is no need to be worried about his deeds. You don’t have to keep his hand in your hand to show the right path because he will find his proper place by himself. 

On the other hand, if he finds someplace not good for him, there is no need to show him the back door. Because he will not stay there by himself and may find the back door, his qualifications and knowledge make him independent. 

This book is full of motivational factors and quotes for the readers. That’s why you should gain knowledge from it. Download this book to make your life better. However, you can also read it online on this page. 

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