I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
"Harriet Tubman" was an African-American Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union (American Civil War)/Union American Civil War spies#Union/spy. Born into Slavery in the United States/slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown (abolitionist)/John Brown recruit men for John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry/his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.More Harriet Tubman on Wikipedia.
Quakers almost as good as colored.... They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.
I looked at my hands, to see if I was the same person now that I was free. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over de fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Never wound a snake; kill it.
I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.