Once you learn …

By March 2, 2017Blog
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‘Once you learn to read you will forever be free.’  Seeing as how it is World Book Day, I felt today’s quotation should be something to do with reading, and I like this quote from Frederick Douglass.  Does anyone know where it comes from?  I’m guessing one of his autobiographies.  It’s something to do with a slave owner, who wanted to keep his slaves illiterate, because literate men didn’t make good slaves, but I actually have no idea in which work Douglass wrote these words.  While seeking the source, I did, however, stumble across a guide to good referencing, which has a banner across the top broadcasting FD’s quote, but does not actually provide the source.  Hmmmm, those in glass houses and all that …

Anyway, I hope you’ve all had a happy World Book Day and have done something bookly.