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Compatibility between Slavery and Education: A Literature Review

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This paper reviews the literature on the compatibility between slavery and education, discussing the impact of slavery on education and the reasons behind it. The research will give an insight to the public and the other researchers about the slavery that the people faced in the past and the way in which it was related to their education.

Compatibility between Slavery and Education: A Literature Review

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Research ProposalTo determine the compatibility between Slaveryand EducationStudent[Pick the date]
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1To determine the compatibility between Slavery and EducationFrederick Douglass has written an autobiography called “The Narrative of the Life of FrederickDouglass”. In that book, he has mentioned clearly that the slavery and education areincompatible with each other (Douglass, 2000). The reason that he has given for this is, that inhis entire life, he has constantly been oscillating between an intense desire to become literate andeducated and giving up hope altogether. He felt that his desire to learn to read was a curse on himrather than a blessing or a true wish. Each time to thought of become a literate person, his slaverycame into picture and reminded him of the wretched condition in which he was living. He feltthat 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 forwhom getting educated was no big deal because they were not the sufferers of slavery. Evenwhen he continued to battle for gaining education, his miserable condition did not improvebecause he started understanding the hopelessness of the situation that he was facing and hestarted realizing the pain of the other slaves. Not only this, the condition of African Americans was also very bad in terms of slavery andeducation. They continuously fought for education due to the slavery in which they were living.This shows that the issue of slavery and education had a great impact on our history and it maystill be persisting in many societies. Therefore, it needs to be examined. The paper seeks to review the literature that talks about the various characteristics and features ofthe slavery from which the people suffered in the past and its impact on the education that theygot or did not get. The reasons due to which people suffered from slavery and lack of educationwill also be discussed after reviewing the history and the literature related to this problem. The
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