Posts Tagged ‘slaves’

Quote of the day, Nov. 12

November 12, 2016

Harriet Tubman

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Aug. 28, 1963)

“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.¬†One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land, and so we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 11

August 11, 2011

William Pitt, on freedom

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862)

“All people held as slaves within any state, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”