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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:24 AM
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Happy Harriet Tubman Day!
http://www.earthcalendar.net/_php/lookup.php?mode=date&...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman
Harriet Tubman (born 1820 or 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, died March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York), also known as Black Moses, Grandma Moses, or Moses of Her People, was an African-American freedom fighter. An escaped slave, she worked as a lumberjack, laundress, nurse, and cook. As an abolitionist, she acted as intelligence gatherer, refugee organizer, raid leader, nurse, and fundraiser, all as part of the struggle for liberation from slavery and racism.




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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:27 AM
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1. for a great woman


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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:34 AM
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2. Thank you! Here is a quote from her I think we can identify with...
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

Harriet Tubman quotes (American escaped slave, Civil War Soldier and Abolitionist, 1820-1913)

More at this link: http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/i_freed_a_thousand_s...

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:02 AM
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3. kick and recommended n/t
:)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:09 AM
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4. Underground Railroad Quilt Code
So when you see a quilt hanging out on a line to dry - think of Harriet Tubman. I do.

http://educ.queensu.ca/~fmc/may2004/Underground.html


The Underground Railroad Quilt Code Patterns

Monkey Wrench Prepare the tools youll need for the long journey, including the mental and spiritual tools. Or (as a Ships Wheel), the pilot is prepared to begin the transport.

Wagon WheelLoad the wagon or prepare to board the wagon to begin the escape.

Bears Paw Take a mountain trail, out of view. Follow the path made by bear tracks; they can lead you to water and food.

Crossroads Refers to Cleveland, Ohio, a destination offering several routes to freedom. It also signifies reaching a point where a persons life will change, so one must be willing to go on.

Log Cabin A secret symbol that could be drawn on the ground indicating that a person is safe to talk to. It also advises seeking shelter

Shoofly Possibly identifies a friendly guide who is nearby and can help.

BowtieDress in a disguise, or put on a change of clothes.

Flying Geese Points to a direction to follow, such as where geese would fly during spring migration.

Drunkards Path Create a zig-zag path, do not walk in a straight line, to avoid pursuers in this area.

Star Follow the North Star. Worked in conjunction with the popular song, Follow the Drinking Gourd, a reference to the Big Dipper constellation.

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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:32 PM
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10. Thanks for the info on the quilt codes!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:04 AM
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5. K&R n/t
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:23 AM
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6. Defeatists should learn from her...what did Tubman face and overcome?
I grew up in Dorchester County...she was a hero of mine as a kid.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:30 AM
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7. K & R
although I always think it's better for someone's rememberance day to be their Birthday or some other significant day of their life rather than the day they died.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:48 AM
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8. My hero of heroes ~ thanks so much for this link!


Now that was a real patriot!

They don't come that brave anymore in my book.

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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:40 PM
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9. K&R - What an incredible woman!
The Moses of her people. :thumbsup: If you're ever in Auburn, NY, check out her house - very modest but chock full of vibes!

Side note, she's buried in Fort Hill Cemetery (Auburn), about 25 feet away from my great Grandparents...
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:54 PM
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11. that woman forgot more about courage and class than most
people will ever know. A great woman for our country. I wish we had more like her now.
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