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Harriet Tubman
(c.1820-1913) born on
US abolitionist, emancipator. Moses of Her People escaped slavery at the age 25, but returned to the South 19 times to spirit 300 people to Canada on the Underground Railroad.
         
   
F
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land . . .

R
I looked at my hands, to see if I was de same person now I was free. Dere was such a glory ober eberything, de sun came like gold trou de trees, and ober de fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.
A
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; for no man should take me alive.
N
On my underground railroad I never ran my train off the track. And I never lost a passenger.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People," by Sarah H. Bradford, 1886.
R: In "Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People," by Sarah H. Bradford, 1886.
A: In "Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People," by Sarah H. Bradford, 1886.
N: In "Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People," by Sarah H. Bradford, 1886.
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
   


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