Summary Of Learning To Read And Write By Frederick Douglass

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Robert Staughton Lynd stated: “Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with” MLA CITIATION. This proves that knowledge is powerful if you know what’s the difference between what’s going to help you excel and what’s going to change they way you view the world. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born a slave in Maryland, and later served a family in Baltimore. After he left the north in 1838 he settled in Bedford Massachusetts where he became active in the abolishment movement. He became a spoken enthusiast of both Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Douglass Believe that the United States constitution should permit African-Americans to become full participants in the American dream. “Learning to Read and Write” is an excerpt…show more content…
Douglass finds him-self still eager to hear about slavery and every time they talked about slavery he hears the word abolition. He tries to find the meaning and finds him-self perplexed and he was satisfied that it was something they wanted him to know a small amount of. So he decides to wait and comes across a city newspaper that contains “the number of petitions from the north, praying for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and of the slave trade between the states…..(Insert the blair reader Quote),” (Douglas 147). The north was fighting for the slaves in the south and they were hoping that slavery would be abolished because they realized that they were treating the African-American unjustly. So, Scott’s claim was wrong because he knew he had someone fighting for him and he knew that there is a slim chance of him being a freeman. If it wasn’t for him being able to read and write he wouldn’t have known that almost have of the countries was fighting for slaves to be free. So knowledge gave him a way out of his

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