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Compatibility between Slavery and Education

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This research paper examines the compatibility between slavery and education. It reviews the literature on the characteristics of slavery and its impact on education. The research is based on secondary sources and aims to provide insight into the issue.
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1To determine 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 p. 3). 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 onhim 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. This means that his literacy enabled him to know that his condition was wretched. 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 when he continued to battle for gaining education, his miserable condition did not improve because he started understanding the hopelessness of the situation that he was facing and he started realizing the pain of the other slaves. Not only this, the condition of African Americans was also very bad in terms of slavery and education. They continuously fought for education because of slavery in which they were living. This shows that the issue of slavery and education had a great impact on our history and itmay still 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 of the slavery from which the people suffered in the past and its impact on the education that they got or did not get. The reasons that made people suffer from slavery and lack of
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