Do you know about the Underground Railroad?
Historically, the Underground Railroad is such an important thing to know about. It seriously changed the lives of so many people and it benefited them in an amazing way. The woman who led the way on this entire expedition and journey described her life as a slave by saying, “I never had anything good, no sweet, no sugar; and that sugar, right by me, did look so nice, and my mistress's back was turned to me while she was fighting with her husband, so I just put my fingers in the sugar bowl to take one lump, and maybe she heard me, for she turned and saw me. The next minute, she had the rawhide down.” Imagine a life where even tasting sugar was unacceptable? For slaves, nothing in life was a personal choice. They lived in bondage. She described her life after freedom by saying, “I had crossed the line. I was free, but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.” Even being free was frightening… when you have spent an entire life in bondage, it is difficult to figure out how to live a life completely free! She also said at one point, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” She was obviously a very strong woman with a very strong will to live free!