Underground to Canada

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This is a comic of a scene in the book Underground to Canada. Julilly's mother Mammy Sally told Julilly that there was a big chance they would get sold the next morning. Mammy Sally calls Julilly June Lilly because she was born in June and her favorite flower is lilies.

Storyboard Text

  • June Lilly child. You know the slave trader's in our town. Some of the slaves is to be sold.
  • Who, Mammy?
  • There's no way of knowing. Massa Hensen is sick and Missy Hensen says there's no way to keep us all together. Most of us have no other home. June Lilly you where born here.
  • We've got to pray hard, June Lilly, and if the good Lord can't help us now, we've got to believe. He's going to help us soon.
  • There's three thing I want to say to you, child. Pray to the good Lord. Remember to be proud that you had a strong, fine Daddy and Mammy that loves you.
  • This is secret talk I'm telling you now. Hold it quiet in your head and never let it out your mouth. There's a place the slaves been whisperin' around called Canada. The law don't allow no slavery there. They say you travel north and follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free.
  • Now, Julilly crawl in bed and go to sleep.
  • Canada
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