In this painting, three children, along with a young teacher, are crowed around a Bible. The teacher is instructing the children in reading the Bible. Seated to the right of them is an elderly woman, whose "newfound freedom cannot compensate for a life of tremendous suffering and profound sadness." Her new freedom will never make up for her life of suffering and sadness. This picture depicts the government's issues of education and religion for African American individuals during the 1870's. Just because one's skin color isn't preferred by some people does not mean that those people's classes in society should be lowered or they should be declined in their ability to learn. When this retained right, right to learn (no matter what race/ color their skin is) is violated, we will have racial segregation again, and people will fight against their government. In Eric's article, a child was threatened to be killed if they were to ever leave their parents or didn't follow their rules. It may not state in the constitution that one should have the right to not be threatened to be killed if they didn't do anything inappropriate, but it is known that that is wrong. The boy deserves simple human rights. Like these children, the boy should have the right to learn and the right to live his life like a normal boy.