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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
We saw the lightning and that was the guns and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.

R
I link dar's many a slaveholder'll git to Heaven. Dey don't know no better. Dey acts up to de light dey hab.
A
Yes, John saw de City. Well, what did he see? He saw twelve gates, didn't he? Three of dose gates was on . . . de south; an' I reckon, if dey kill me down dere, I'll get into one of dem gates, don't you?
N
Twan't me, 'twas de Lord! Jes' so long as he wanted to use me, he would take keer of me, an' when he didn't want me no longer, I was ready to go; I always tole him, I'm gwine to hole stiddy on to you, an' you've got to see me trou.
K
Never wound a snake, kill it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the Civil War during which she was a spy for the Union; In "Divided Houses," Ch. 7 by Lyde Cullen Sizer, 1992.
R: Article in the "Boston Commonwealth," 30 Jun 1863.
A: In "Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People," by Sarah H. Bradford, 1886.
N: In "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.
K: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
   


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