Education In The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Thesis: Frederick Douglass gained success throughout his years by emphasizing the role of education and how it changed him from slavery to freedom. In my research paper i will be aiming to discuss how education can affect an individual slave and how it plays a big role in the life of one person, and how the whites in America feared if a slave received any kind of education because it would threaten their authority. However there will be a discussion why slavery should be abolished and why education is important to every human being. In the late 18th and 19th century, America like most of the world practiced a horrible act called Slavery, which is the state of being a slave. Slaveholders were not very kind to slaves in fact they were harsh. They used to beat them up, burn them, they did not tell the slaves their real names so the slaves would not know anything about their background and most importantly they did not give them the right to be educated. Slaveholders were afraid if a slave or an African-American received any kind of education because that would cause a chaos in the white and the black society. African-Americans aka Slaves were kept ignorant. In the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”, Douglass shows us how white slaveholders kept their slaves ignorant, slaves believed that slavery is a natural state, that they are the inferior side and they have no right of freedom or education. White slaveholders knew that education is important, because it

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