Frederick Douglass Argue Of Education

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How Does Frederick Douglass Argue That Education Makes It Difficult To Be A Slave? Is Your Education Freeing You?
Frederick Douglass was born a slave on colonel Lloyd’s plantation and later became the nineteenth century most famous black leader, author, orator and an African-American social reformer, after escaping from slavery in Maryland (Warnick 3). He wrote a narrative portraying his life in slavery and how education brought him to freedom. Born to a slave woman, Frederick narrates how he was separated from her at a tender age, and only got to see her a few times before she died and was buried in a funeral that he wasn’t allowed to attend, he also never got to know who his real father was (Douglass 3). He further narrates about how he was
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Both the slave handlers and the slaves were human beings separated by the knowledge that comes from education. It is said that education is the premise of progress in every society; it is education that nurtured in Douglas a dream of freedom. If he had stayed in ignorance, he would not have known any other life apart from that of slavery. Even in the current society, acquiring education enables a person to stay current on societal issues while at the same time improving their social and economic development. It is also important, that education and what is taught in schools, remains relevant and current and should encourage freedom and growth in the overall development of individuals and the society as a whole. Self-education, which involves constant reading and learning, should be a personal development goal for every individual, as this encourages growth and nurtures…show more content…
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