The Power Of Education (Real Life Story)



this is a story about a boy whose mother is a slave he's separated from her when he's only a few weeks old after that his grandmother takes care of him when he's six his grandmother takes him to the plantation to work and leaves him there intentionally he never recovers from this betrayal of abandonment later on he sent to work for a ship carpenter by his master despite a ban on teaching slaves the carpenter's wife starts teaching him the English alphabet but soon her husband finds out and forces her to stop teaching him determined to read and write he continues to learn from neighborhood white boys by giving away his food in exchange for lessons as his knowledge and vocabulary grow he begins to read newspapers in political books the more he reads the more aware her becomes of the social injustice against him one day he buys a copy of the Columbian orator a popular school book which helps him to understand the power of spoken and written words he learns that educating his people is the key to fight against social injustice so he starts holding church services to teach other slaves how to read and write his weekly services grow in popularity with over 40 slaves attending but soon angry slave owners shut down his class he gets sold to a new master his new master is a monster in form of a human being he enjoys whipping his slaves who won't follow orders our hero endures this brutal whipping for about six months until he can't take it anymore and one day he fights back the fight between him and the brutal master lasts for two hours and eventually the master surrenders on that day he restores his sense of self-worth and he vows to never let anyone beat him again at the age of 20 after two unsuccessful attempts he finally escapes from slavery by impersonating a sailor and flees to the north to continue fighting against injustice against his people he decides to spread his knowledge and wisdom whenever and wherever he can he attends abolitionist meetings in 1841 after attending an abolitionist convention he takes the opportunity to become a lecturer for the Massachusetts anti-slavery society this leads him to public speaking and writing soon he starts writing and publishing books on slavery and founds an anti-slavery newspaper titled the star a lot of white people aren't happy and don't want to let him do these things and one day while participating in a lecturing tour he's chased and beaten by an angry mob before being rescued by a local family but he's determined to continue fighting his fight against injustice in addition to abolition he also participates in the first women's rights convention soon Frederick Douglass is recognized internationally as a human rights leader fighting against the slavery system and standing in for women's rights he goes on to become a trusted advisor of President Lincoln he advises the President on the treatment of black soldiers and urges him to give all black men and women the right to vote in 1863 President Lincoln declares the freedom of all slaves Douglass becomes the first African American citizen to hold a high US government rank he's also the first black person to receive a vice presidential nomination although he did not campaign for the office he keeps on inspiring people to use the power of education to effect positive change in themselves and society his words will inspire future presidents and inspire those who will fight for justice after him Frederick's journey teaches us to never give up in the face of adversity Frederick Douglass once famously said if there is no struggle there is no progress those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation our men who want crop without plowing up the ground they want rain without thunder and lightning they want the ocean without the awful Wars of its many waters this struggle may be a moral one or it may be both moral and physical but it must be a struggle this is there to do motivation real-life stories thanks for watching and as always stay blessed

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