“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).
Psalm 6Born in 1822 on a plantation (a slavery compound in Dorchester County, Maryland), Harriet Tubman will forever be praised as the “conductor” of the underground railroad that emancipated as many as 300 slaves from lives of terror and bondage to a walk of freedom and humanity. As a 12-year-old, Harriet began her sacrificial love of justice when she witnessed a slave driver about to throw a heavy object at a fellow slave. Harriet stepped in the path of the object and intercepted the throw in her skull causing a lifetime of headaches and narcolepsy.
“You’ll be free or die…” – Harriet TubmanShe once said, “You’ll be free or die…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; 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.”