SC State Kicks Off Book Club

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dr. WoodsonThis month, SC State University’s Office of Student Life and Leadership will begin the SC State Book Club. Participants will read “The Mis- Education of the Negro” by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

The SC State Book Club will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the K.W. Green Student Center’s Bulldog Lounge.

This initiative will enlighten students and introduce them to various concepts of literature outside of the classroom. “By joining this book club, students will be able to develop a critical consciousness,” said Dr. Omari Dyson, assistant professor of teacher education.

During the session, there will be an open discussion concerning the educational similarities and differences in 1933 compared to today’s educational experiences.

“In order for us to transform, we must continue to learn each day,” said Zachary Middleton, president of the Student Government Association. “We must utilize what we learn in the classrooms to propel us in our own careers,” Middleton stated.

SC State Book club members decided to begin with the book, “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” because of Woodson’s passion for African-American education. Woodson was the son of former slaves and understood how important gaining a proper education is when striving to make the most out of one’s divine right of independence. “Woodson was a critical figure in the black liberation struggle,” said Dyson.

Published more than seven decades ago, the impact of the words in “The Mis-Education of the Negro” continues to challenge the mindsets of all African- Americans.

For additional information about SC State’s Book Club, contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (803) 536-7057.