I grew up like a neglected weed -
ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Compiled by Thomas George