Harriet Tubman: A Great Liberator and A Great Woman

Harriet Tubman: A Great Liberator and A Great Woman

Harriet Tubman quotes, a glimpse of her story:

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more.

Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to You and You’ve got to see me through.

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.

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.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

20 thoughts on “Harriet Tubman: A Great Liberator and A Great Woman

  1. I couldn’t care less about the quotes, but this is a woman to my heart. Had I lived at her time, I would have killed her “masters” with sardonic pleasure.

    1. Hey MBA,

      I am sure you would……if there was something in it for you. :)))))

      From my readings, she was amazing and her accomplishments miracles when one considers the odds. On paper and on looks, she had Everything going against her, and yet she went against the odds to help colored folks in slavery by working with abolitionists.

      Interesting that many slaves were clueless about liberty, they still are.

      1. My reward would be the act itself. As it is mostly when I’m the actor.

        As clueless as nowadays voters for instance.

        1. Your reward would be the act of killing the mastas…you would have to get out of dodge fast.

          I think she was a house slave who are treated better than field slaves, yet she despised those bastards.

          Interesting to know Massachusetts (MA) did not participate in the Underground Railroad–Pennsylvania, Delaware and New YorK were part of the freedom trail. Massachusetts did not help slaves and still do not! (They have a freedom trail but it was for whites only. ) Today, MA moves modern slaves to areas of concentrated poverty in the name of gentrification.

          Canada was a land of freedom.

  2. You mean there were other inspirational black people besides Dr. King (I kid). I was just discussing with another blogger about how Black History Month focuses on Martin Luther King like he was the only one who did anything of value.

    1. Hi Jeff, you are right. Growing up I thought that MLK was the only great black person, but there are many others. This month I will focus on black history….

      1. Growing up in America, I thought the Viet Cong were the enemy. I’ve learned since about how the National Liberation Front stood up to the most powerful military in the solar system.

  3. “………who are treated better than field slaves……” Oh sure. Much, much, better. Just one example of how gloriously much better, is that as a six year old she had to watch the baby of her asshole misses, and when that baby woke and cried, she was whipped. As it is told, young Harriet one day was beaten four times before breakfast. Yeah, those child slaves slaving in the homes of despicable specimen of humanity surely had some privileges.

    If you haven’t seen the movie “Django Unchained”, go watch it.

  4. Oh? Frederick is not for you? Does that matter? You said there was not much info, remember? Well, plenty of info about Frederick, no? Or was that not the point? Ok, have it your way, and let’s see if there are any remarkable black people more to your taste. How about Shaka kaSenzangakhona?

    Btw, MLK is overrated. He said a few nice things, but for the rest? Too religious, and too romantic for my taste. Without agreeing with all of their stuff, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, and Stokely Carmichael, to name just a few, resonate more with me.

      1. As for MLK being overrated, you are correct….he was the promoted leader who was murdered because of his sincerity, authenticity and growing POWER.

        Btw, I heard Farrakhan speak when I attended Cornell, he was phenomenal. I would have followed him if I was needed.

        Now we have no real authentic leaders, the NAACP was once significant. I tried calling them for help with Tufts……no one answered or returned my six calls to two New England offices yet I continue to receive frequent emails for donations. I suggest they get a secretary.

        1. Louis Farrakhan is one of those who would be wise to go into hiding if I would come to his neighborhood. Same counts, albeit to a lesser extent, for your guy Nietzsche if he would be alive these days.

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