The Mis-Education of the Negro by Dr. Carter G. Woodson follows the thesis that African-Americans of Woodson's day were being culturally indoctrinated rather than taught in American schools. This, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek inferior places in. 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." The Mis-Education of the Negro is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of education. Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History.