Read these works side by side:
On Civil Disobedience
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr.
On Education and Freedom
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (chapters 6 and 7), Frederick Douglass
“Allegory of the Cave” (in Republic), Plato
On Liberty and the American Revolution
“His Excellency, General Washington”, Phillis Wheatley
Wheatley’s letter exchange with George Washington, available at the National Archive online.
On Slavery and Natural Rights
Second Treatise of Government, John Locke
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano