The compatibility between Slavery and Education

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The compatibility between Slavery and Education 1 Essie Crawford Devry University The compatibility between Slavery and Education Frederick Douglass has written an autobiography called “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”. In that book, he has mentioned clearly that the slavery and education are incompatible with each other (Douglass, 2000). The reason that he has given for this is, that in his entire life, he has constantly been oscillating between an intense desire to become literate and educated and giving up hope altogether. He felt that his desire to learn to read was a curse on him rather than a blessing or a true wish. Each time to thought of become a literate person, his slavery came into picture and reminded him of the wretched condition in which he was living. He felt that slavery was a pit in which he was fallen and he could not find a ladder to come out of it. Acquiring education was a constant battle for him which was very unlike to other people for whom getting educated was no big deal because they were not the sufferers of slavery. Even
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