Best Harriet Tubman Quotes
Best Harriet Tubman Quotes about Slavery, Freedom, Love, Dreams, Keep Going! It is said that Harriet Tubman, dubbed the “Moses of her people,” was an “Underground Railroad conductor” who helped other enslaved people escape to freedom. Harriet also worked as a scout, spy, guerilla, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. Historians say she was the first African American woman to work in the military.
Tubman’s birth date between 1820 and 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, while the exact date is uncertain. At twelve, she interfered to stop her owner from beating an enslaved person attempting to flee the plantation. As a result, a two-pound weight struck her in the head, causing her to suffer from constant migraines and narcolepsy for the rest of her life.
The Underground Railroad was not established by Harriet Tubman but rather by black and white abolitionists in the late 18th century. Tubman’s knowledge of the South’s cities and transit networks made her a valuable asset to Union military leaders during the Civil War. Tubman often morphed into an older woman as a spy and scout for the Union.
To get information from enslaved people regarding Confederate army positions and supply routes, she would roam the neighborhoods under Confederate authority. Thanks to Tubman, many people could obtain food, housing, and even work in the North. She also rose to fame as an experienced guerilla fighter.
In 1896, she bought property near her house and built the Home for the Aged. She died in 1913 and was burial at Auburn, New York’s Fort Hill Cemetery, with military honors.
Best Harriet Tubman Quotes
1. “I grew up like a neglected weed — ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented…”
2. “Every time I saw a white man I was afraid of being carried away.”
3. “Slavery is the next thing to hell.”
4. “If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.”
5. “I have heard their groans and sighs and seen their tears, and I would give every drop of blood in my veins to free them.”
6. “Now I’ve been free, I know what dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.”
7. “We would rather stay in our native land if we could be as free there as we are here.”
8. “I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here.”
9. “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.”
10. “For no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”
11. “God’s time is always near. He set the North Star in the heavens; He gave me the strength in my limbs; He meant I should be free.”
12. “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”
13. “There was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”
14. “My home, after all, was down in Maryland, because my father, my mother, my brothers, and sisters, and friends were there. But I was free, and they should be free.”
15. “I said to the Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to you, and I know you will see me through.”
16. “..and I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.”
17. “I was 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.”
18. “Oh, Lord! You’ve been with me in six troubles, don’t desert me in the seventh!”
19. “God won’t let master Lincoln beat the South until he does the right thing.”
20. “Master Lincoln, he’s a great man, and I’m a poor Negro but this Negro can tell Master Lincoln how to save money and young men. “