Compare And Contrast Malcolm X And Frederick Douglass

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Both the articles, learning to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass and Literacy Behind Bars by Malcolm X, are each narrative explaining their own individual journey learning how to read and write. They both coveted to educate himself because they saw education as an open door to freedom. Although, they both desired the same thing, they did not practice identical techniques to achieve their advancement in their education. Douglass used assistance from his mistress and later on, the little white boys in his neighborhood. On the other hand, Malcolm X educated himself in Prison with a dictionary.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery during the 1800s. It was when he lived in the Hugh’s residence, he learned how to read and write. Hugh’s wife

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