Compare And Contrast Malcolm X And Frederick Douglass

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Both Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X went through many hardships throughout their lives. These two historical figures used reading and writing as an outlet to escape their unpleasant lives. Similarly neither of these men went to a traditional school or class to learn these monumental skills. Instead they each were motivated and worked hard to teach themselves how to read and write. Although both men used the same hobby as an outlet, how they learned to read and write differ completely. The exact year and date Frederick Douglass is unknown, but around 1818 he was born into slavery. In those times slaves were prohibited to read and write by law and would be punished if found doing so. For this reason, Douglass was forced to hide his learning

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