Geoffrey Canada


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in New York City, The United States
January 13, 1952

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Geoffrey Canada is an African-American social activist. He is the author of Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America. Since 1990, Canada has been president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem, New York.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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“While reaching up for manhood they tumble over a moral and ethical precipice and many can never scale their way back up.”
Geoffrey Canada, Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America

“a 1997 Boston Globe article notes that “several new studies highlight the problems boys have in reading and writing, showing that they are far worse than the well-advertised problems for girls in math and science”
Geoffrey Canada, Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America

“Americans have been slaughtering one another in record numbers, in what can only be called America’s secret war against itself.”
Geoffrey Canada, Fist Stick Knife Gun

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