What Is The Difference Between Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass And Education

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Among the many ways in which slaves resisted, spreading education proved to be very common. Within the 17th and 18th centuries, slaves were forbidden from learning to read or write. By preventing slaves from becoming literate, white individuals maintained their superiority. Therefore, in order to challenge the ideology of “white supremacy,” slaves began to educate themselves. For example, in his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass, an African American boy born into slavery, explains how the subtle act of educating himself ultimately led to his freedom. Though it was against the law to teach slaves how to read and write, Douglass managed to receive lessons and eventually become literate. Knowing that education
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