Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Spirit of Slavery

The spirit of slavery so strongly existed that letters could not reach her; they were all destroyed. My parents had never learned the rescuing scheme of the underground railroad which had borne so many thousands to the standard of freedom and victories. They knew no other resource than to depend upon their own chance in running away and secreting themselves. If caught they were in a worse condition than before.

~ Mattie J. Johnson as told to L. S. Thompson ~

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