Similarities Between Frederick Douglass And Malala Yousafzai

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Plight, a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation. The plight of people across time and across the world to achieve an education is an enormous battle between not just the climate, but other people. Frederick Douglass and Malala Yousafzai were two of the most influential people (in my opinion) both in the 21st century and the 1800s. Along with the Women’s International Center we can take a look into how hard it was and still is to get an education.

Frederick Douglass was a slave from Talbot County, Maryland. Frederic Douglass credited his escape to his ability to read and write. His master’s wife used to teach him to read and write while his master was away. One day his master found him learning one day and forced them to stop saying “if you teach that negro how to read, there will be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at one become unmanageable, and of no value to his master. As to himself, it could do no good, but a great deal of harm. It would make him discontented and unhappy.” He continued to his studies in secret, even without a teacher. Eventually Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and died in Washington, DC on February 20th, 1895. Frederick Douglass risked his life for the simple task of learning to read, many people would …show more content…

This article says “formal education for girls historically has been secondary to that of boys.” Throughout history the normal roles of society were the boys did all the heavy duty jobs while the girls stayed at home and helped out around the house. From 1870 to 1985 the amount of women attending college by 30%. Also the amount of undergraduate degrees has risen 40% since the beginning of the 20th century. We are still the minority in colleges but we are slowly working our way up to the top of our

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