Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Learning to Read By Frederick Douglass

In the story Learing to read by Frederick Douglass, Frederick told us his story on how his mistress taught him to read. He goes into great depth of his accomplishments and how adults all around him tryed to discourage him from getting an Education.
"The frequent hearing of my mistress reading the Bible aloud, for she often read aloud when her husband was absent, awakened my curiosity in respect to this mystery of reading, and roused in me the desire to learn."
"With an unconsciousness and inexperience equal to my own, she readily consented, and incredibly short time- had mastered the alaphabet and could spell words of three or four letters".


At 12:29 AM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

What is the larger context here? What does this incident tell us about the world he lived in? What about the role of the media in a slave society?


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