Word of the Day: Emancipation


Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.

Frederick Douglass, 1818 – 1895



e-man-ci-pa-tion / ĭ-măn-sə--shən


1. the act of freeing or being freed from legal, social or political restraint or oppression

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Mortimer J. Adler, 1902 - 2001

2. the state or condition of being freed from bondage, restriction, restraint or oppression

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. 

Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941


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