Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, Father of Black History Month. A chronicler of Black History, Dr. Woodson’s best known work is The Mis-Education of the Negro.


As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching….

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. …

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto…..

If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own….

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent….

The thought of’ the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies. …

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history…..

When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. …..

Let us banish fear…….

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