When African American literature is included in the overall curriculum, students can understand how education represented by African American literature is connected to freedom. People are still in bondage because they are either misguided or don’t understand how to break free and become their people. Different authors reinforce the idea that education is the inspiration for freedom in different ways. In the Gilded Six, liberty is likened to a symbol when it is mentioned that “Joe stood between him and the door like a craggy mountain” (Hurston, 1047). This is an example of liberal blockade in education. This shows that literature educates different people and allows people to think independently and form opinions based on their own needs rather than social expectations. Assume that literature is included in the course. In this case, students will quickly connect the two by asking how a written text (rather than being based on fiction) can help inspire a community to do good for all. Engagement thus makes it easy for students to identify how literature is used in society and use education to motivate people to do the right thing.