Chief Atohi

Chief Atohi was a Cherokee warrior. According to Cherokee custom, he married Mary's white mistress, Calista, whom he had captured during an Indian raid. Then, he bought Mary, a black slave to be his wife's domestic servant. Mary was just 14 years old. She was scared and had no idea of what it was like …

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Escape

  I ran through the forest.  The night was at my heels like a pack of dogs at ma skirts.  It goin' be dark soon. I’m supposin’ to meet Joe, a free negro who’s goin' to help me escape to the North. Afraid of gettin’ lost, I run faster and stumble.  I fall and cry …

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist.  She led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Notes to Women salute this brave woman who suffered hardship and physical violence. When she crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania, she was overwhelmed with relief and awe.  Of this experience, she …

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Fanny Kemble

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good - Thomas J. Watson I never heard of Fanny Kemble until I recently read a devotion, …

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