Quotation by Harriet Tubman

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.
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820–1913), African American abolitionist. As quoted in Harriet, the Moses of Her People, by Sarah Bradford (1869).

Bradford was the friend and first biographer of the great abolitionist and ex-slave who, after escaping to freedom, returned nineteen times to the South and ushered more than 300 other runaway slaves to freedom in the North. Here, Tubman was remembering how she felt when, as a fugitive slave, she finally reached free soil.
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