Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.