Originating from the efforts of Carter G. Woodson, whose landmark dissertation ' The Mis-Education of the Negro' challenged the social structure of American education.
However, the white supremacist orientation of the United States makes it impossible for Black History Month to have any significant impact in the education of the masses.
May 13, 2010
In 1933, Carter G. Woodson published his classic book entitled, “The Mis-Education of the Negro.” The premise of his book was that Blacks need to be self reliant and not look for others to do for us what we can (and should) do for ourselves. Woodson thought that the dominant society was teaching Blacks to have an attitude of dependency and subservience, as opposed to controlling their own destiny and teaching their children the truth about the contributions Blacks made
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