So it was with me. I had crossed the line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in the old cabin quarter, with the old folks, and my brothers and sisters. But to this solemn resolution I came; I was free, and they should be free also; I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all there.”
- After her own escape, Harriet Tubman returned to the South many times, leading others to freedom in the North. She would go to to rescue about seventy enslaved people. Click here to read our snapshot biography of Harriet Tubman.
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