The Elephant We Don't See: A Diversity Dialogue 'The Mis-Education of the Negro' By Carter Woodson (Prince George's County Memorial Library) - VIRTUAL - Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue ‘The Mis-Education of the Negro’ By Carter Woodson (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point.

Watch event HERE at scheduled datet/time.


About the book:

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:

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.

About the Author:

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) 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 announced the celebration of “Negro History Week”, considered the precursor of Black History Month.

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