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The Mid-Education of the Negro

By Woodson, Carter, Godwin

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Book Id: WPLBN0100002619
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Title: The Mid-Education of the Negro  
Author: Woodson, Carter, Godwin
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, History of America, Biographies
Collections: Authors Community, History
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Woodson, C. G. (2005). The Mid-Education of the Negro. Retrieved from

First published in 1933, the thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that African-Americans of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans 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: History shows that it does not matter who is in power... those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning.

Table of Contents
Introduction Forward Preface 1. The Seat of the Trouble...23 2. Houw We Missed the Mark...28 3. How We Drifted Away from the Truth...32 4. education Under Outside Control...37 5. The Failure to Learn to Make a Living...44 6. The Educated Negro Leaves the Masses...52 7. Dissension and Weakness...58 8. Professional Education Discouraged...65 9. Political Education Neglected...70 10. The Loss of Vision...77 11. The Need for Service Rather than Leadership...86 12. Hirelings in the Place of Public Servants...91 13. Understand the Negro...98 14. The New Program...105 15. Vocational Guidance...112 16. The New Type of Professional Man Required...121 17. Higher Strivings in the Service of the Country...126 18. The Study of the Negro...131 Appendix Index


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