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I Was Free and They Should Be Free! Harriet Tubman Journey of the Gullah/Geechee

“The most important thing was that I had a purpose-to get my kin out of bondage by any means.”
• Harriet Tubman #UndergroundWGN


I sat this evening watching and listening, meditating and feeling.  I had to hold the shouting for later as I sat in the clearing listening to Harriet Tubman.


This was not the first time that I listened to Harriet Tubman.  I have heard her speak to my soul for decades through pages and on stages as I told her story and how it linked to my people in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  This was a story never written in the pages that I started reading about her from the first library book that I every checked out at 4 years old.  I read every book about her that I could find for years after that.  Once I started writing myself, I researched her life and I knew that this part of her story which kept coming into my spirit had to be told.  So, I spoke her story.  Harriet and I began to speak together.


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