The Mis-Education of the Negro - Carter Godwin Woodson

The Mis-Education of the Negro

By Carter Godwin Woodson

  • Release Date: 2018-01-31
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4.5
From 123 Ratings


“The Negro, whether in Africa or America, must be directed toward a serious examination of the fundamentals of education, religion, literature, and philosophy as they have been expounded to him. He must be sufficiently enlightened to determine for himself whether these forces have come into his life to bless him or bless his oppressor. After learning the facts in the case the Negro must develop the power of execution to deal with these matters as do people of vision.”
Carter G. Woodson


  • Great book!

    By cashmead23
    Important read!
  • I’m taught

    By Tristian Ford
    I learned so much; more
  • Makes you think

    By chi kfjv
    It’s really eye opening
  • Loved it!

    By Tone726
    Loved the perspective gained from reading such a profound instruction.
  • A must-read

    By Roro Lamentin 54
    I wish I read this book sooner.
  • The Miseducation of the Negro

    By Razzcale
    Fascinating insight of Black people in USA. Sadly relevant to contemporary times.
  • Must read for fellow Africans

    By M-Toe
    This book is a must read wow often times we over look the small stuff and this book just brings it into perspective.
  • Changed The Way I Thought and Confirmed a Lot of Things

    By MooreBlack
  • Best book ever written about black people

    By almazing219
    The miseducation of the negro has a contemporary relevance that any conscious black person will appreciate and possibly apply to their everyday lives in a way that will change their thinking and actions in a positive way. Every black child NEEDS to read this book.
  • Insightful but Discriminatory

    By sorange46
    From the outset the Preface bestowed the book’s internal intentions on not broadsiding or critically attacking any person or class. But upon conclusion of this book, the alienation and angry viewpoints (although passionate) were strongly geared towards one race, thereby was fully comprehensible. To the good end, the wide arrangements of vocabulary tied in with expressional usage were most enlightening. Education can handsomely add and extends to any human beings character, but your love as to respect for God and your fellow man defines who you are as a person. To which the interpretation of this book offers an reopening of painful wounds that’s apparently hasn’t completely healed. Revisiting our past can be insightful if we’re able to separate then from now. But to the contrary, it can consume and choke our righteous being if we can’t.