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"The Mis-Education of the Negro" is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that blacks of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes blacks to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to become autodidacts and to "do for themselves", regardless of what they were taught.

Carter Goodwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1915, Woodson has been cited as the father of black history. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "Negro History Week"; it was the precursor of "Black History Month".
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Good Book- Horribly Narrated

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The Narrator's almost sounded computer generated, very monotone. I have read this book many times and wanted to listen to it being read but found it extremely difficult to focus on the elements of the book because it was poorly narrated.

Any additional comments?

Change the narrator!

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Great work

This book gives so much background to why we continue to be in the situation that we are in. Also, it gives a lot of insight into why we often sabotage ourselves and our people.

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Beautiful

Good information much needed then and now. I wish it was more by the author on audible.

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A must read!!

I think this book should be required reading for all people of color. It stings a little but it's truly truly on point.

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Enlightening to say the least

If you could sum up The Mis-Education of the Negro in three words, what would they be?

A Must Read!

Who was your favorite character and why?

There were not particular characters in this book. It is more of a position or narrative on the subject.

Which character – as performed by Carter Goodwin Woodson – was your favorite?

No specific character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. This book gives a blunt truth about how the African American has been oppressed in the US for many years. It also dives deep into how some blacks have been "educated" here and have been taught to look down on their own people which is a sad but true point.

Any additional comments?

Any American should read this book to see how far deep this system of injustice is rooted into our fabric. If you are black in America, this should be on your reading list as son as you are old enough to read and comprehend the content.

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Exceptional. The narrative is one that all America

The narrative is one that all Americans should take heed to. It is shameful that thoughts, perceptions and a concentrated effort, have yet to be applied to create an effective change in America!!

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Great Book

I wish I would have known about this book 20 years ago. I would have been better off now.

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reality changer

this book will make you examine your role in society and how you make a living. I didn't even expect this book 2 have the ability to increase my economic earnings. one of the main points that it stresses is to look for bettering your community and taking advantage of the untapped resources in the African American community. the orator was excellent. not only does it give you some history on why things are the way they are in the African American community but it also offers Solutions. like not being ashamed to sell items the betterment of your community instead of another nationality doing it I i e corner stores

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The reading of this book was horrible

What disappointed you about The Mis-Education of the Negro?

I could only listen to about 5 mins of this book and I had to stop and find another copy. The voice had an like a French accent, there was no emotion while it was being read. It sounds like a robot

Would you be willing to try another one of Carter Goodwin Woodson’s performances?

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great read<br /><br />

This is a very good book. Should be read by young people of all races but especially young black people.