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The Power of Teachers to Transform

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Story Source: Harvard Graduate School of Education ~ Go to Original Article

I first read The Mis-Education of the Negro, Carter Woodson’s groundbreaking 1933 book, as an undergraduate at Howard University, and it radically changed my life and my view of myself as a human being.

“There would be no lynching, if it did not start in the schoolroom,” wrote Woodson, the founder of Black History Month in the United States. “The same educational process which inspires and stimulates the oppressor with the thought that he is everything and has accomplished everything worthwhile, depresses and crushes at the same time the spark of genius in the Negro by making him feel that his race does not amount to much and never will measure up to the standards of other peoples. The Negro thus educated is a hopeless liability of the race………………………………..