The Declaration Of Knowledge And Education In Frederick Douglas's Right To Education

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Frederick Douglass, in is work narrative of the life of a slave was not wrong about slavery. From a realistic point of view, we see slavery as that York of bondage that restrains the desire of humanity to gain knowledge. The declaration of independence articulates the fundamental rights of a human being including the right to life, liberty happiness and to a further extent the quest of knowledge that if hindered the human is thrown into a dungeon of mental darkness which makes them become sub humans. This kind of experience molds humankind into mindless creatures incapable of thinking of other things apart from serving their master. Denying an individual the right to education which is indeed a violation of the of the fundamental rights of a human being. Rights, that according to the American declaration of independence are inalienable from all men. With regard to the document, all men in this context suggest men of color as well as the whites. Therefore, it would not be wrong to imply that slaves, whether black or white are entitled to the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the effort of the pursuit of happiness, there is a natural proclivity towards the gaining of knowledge and education in which the inhuman system that has been built on the foundations of slavery has suppressed thereby ensuring the total and complete dehumanization of slaves. At a tender age, Douglass realized the existing relationship between the slave owner and the slave is

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