Miseducated

"An inspiring memoir of one man's transformation through literature and debate from a delinquent, drug-dealing dropout to an award-winning Harvard educator -- all by the age of 27"--

Miseducated

An inspiring memoir of one man's transformation through literature and debate from a delinquent, drug-dealing dropout to an award-winning Harvard educator -- all by the age of 27. Brandon Fleming grew up in an abusive home, subject to the brutal rages of his stepfather, a cocaine-addicted Baptist preacher. Spirit broken, Fleming became a threat to everyone around him. He was shuffled through school, his passing grades a nod to his skill on the basketball court, not his presence in the classroom. He turned to the streets, a life of drug deals and violence, saved only by the dream of basketball stardom. Fleming earned a chance to play for a Division I school. But when he suffered a career-ending injury during his first semester, he dropped out of college. He spent the next years toiling on an assembly line, until the depression that stalked him drove him to the edge. Miraculously, his life was spared. Returning to college, Fleming was determined to reinvent himself as a scholar -- to replace illiteracy with mastery over language, to go from being ignored and unseen to commanding attention. He immersed himself in the work of Black thinkers, from the Harlem Renaissance to present day. Crucially, he found debate, which became the means by which he transformed his life, and the tool he would use to transform the lives of others -- teaching disadvantaged kids to be intrusive in places that are not inclusive, eventually at Harvard University, where he would make champions and history. Through his personal narrative, readers witness Fleming's personal transformation, self education, and how he takes what he learns about words and power to help others like himself. Not a "10 steps to personal transformation" or "how to go from the 'hood to Harvard," Miseducated is an honest personal narrative about resilience, visibility, role models, and overcoming all expectations.

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Miseducated
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Brandon P. Fleming
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher:

An inspiring memoir of one man's transformation through literature and debate from a delinquent, drug-dealing dropout to an award-winning Harvard educator -- all by the age of 27. Brandon Fleming grew up in an abusive home, subject to the brutal rages of his stepfather, a cocaine-addicted Baptist preacher. Spirit broken,
Ezumezu
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Jonathan O. Chimakonam
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-05 - Publisher: Springer

The issue of a logic foundation for African thought connects well with the question of method. Do we need new methods for African philosophy and studies? Or, are the methods of Western thought adequate for African intellectual space? These questions are not some of the easiest to answer because they
Miseducated to Feel Inferior
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Bedford Umez, Bedford N. Umez, Ph.d.
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03 - Publisher: Pagefree Pub Incorporated

This book argues that black people are being miseducated to feel inferior to people of other racial groups, and demonstrates how that feeling of inferiority hinders steady growth in Africa and among black people worldwide. To end such feeling of low self-esteem, the book offers a solution. A "must read."
Diary of a Miseducated Baby Mama
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tamykah Anthony-Marston
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-29 - Publisher:

A raw autobiographical poetic memoir, Diary of a MisEducated Baby Mama is unapologetically honest about the sad and sometimes unspoken realities of being a single mother and the complexities of dealing with fathers who are not present in their children's lives. This short but powerful debut piece from Tamykah Anthony-Marston
Memoirs of Emotions
Language: en
Pages: 74
Authors: Gaylon Jefferson
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-12 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

The fallen empire, my soul now lays in ashes and crumbled debris. bodies are laid in torturous positions while they scream in torment, if you listen closely you can hear their names being uttered from afar, hate, love, fear, jealousy, pain, revenge, and sorrow, but for them its too late,