TEXT

Literacy as Resistance

The people pictured in these images were enslaved, but they learned to read and write. Many enslavers did not allow enslaved people to read or write. Enslavers knew that reading and writing were powerful tools that could lead to freedom. But these three people learned to read, and the books they wrote helped lead to the end of slavery.
Author
Various
Grade Level

X
Add to an Existing Learning Plan
    x
    "Learning for Justice new fall issue out now."

    Read the Newest Issue of ‘Learning for Justice’ Magazine!

    In promoting diversity and fighting racism, inclusive education programs forged pathways toward building equitable societies. Now, as our nation confronts multiple assaults on democratic values, we hold firm in the fight to protect—and to expand—democracy through social justice education.

    Read Now!