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The mis-education of the Negro
Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950.
Publication Information:
-- New York : AMS Press, 1977.
Physical Description:
2 unnumbered pages, xiv, 207 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Reprint of 1933 ed. published by Associated Publishers, Washington; with new introd. by Charles H. Nilon.

Includes index.
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LC2801 .W6 1977 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

Author Notes

Dr. Woodson (1875-1950), African American historian and educator, was the founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. He was the author of more than 16 books, and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. ix
Chapter I. The Seat of the Troublep. 1
Chapter II. How We Missed the Markp. 9
Chapter III. How We Drifted Away from the Truthp. 17
Chapter IV. Education Under Outside Controlp. 26
Chapter V. The Failure to Learn to Make a Livingp. 38
Chapter VI. The Educated Negro Leaves the Massesp. 52
Chapter VII. Dissension and Weaknessp. 62
Chapter VIII. Professional Educated Discouragedp. 74
Chapter IX. Political Education Neglectedp. 83
Chapter X. The Loss of Visionp. 96
Chapter XI. The Need for Service Rather Than Leadershipp. 111
Chapter XII. Hirelings in the Places of Public Servantsp. 120
Chapter XIII. Understand the Negrop. 132
Chapter XIV. The New Programp. 144
Chapter XV. Vocational Guidancep. 157
Chapter XVI. The New Type of Professional Man Requiredp. 173
Chapter XVII. Higher Strivings in the Service of the Countryp. 181
Chapter XVIII. The Study of the Negrop. 190
Appendixp. 199
Indexp. 207