I am too but we have to keep it together in order to be free.
For years I lived in this dirt floored shack while working for a white family picking cotton in the fields. My overseer was cruel, often beating me and withholding meals.
Ohio- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Are you sure?
I know you are scared, we will cross together just grab hands.
After dreaming about it for months a few of us decided to take a''french leave'' or escape.With the help of our agent Sam, we set off on foot. Traveling by following the north star and communicating in the code with conductors to help us along the way.Fort Muse was our first station and welcome change to sleep-ing on the ground and walking for days
Bethel AME Church
(Singing along) ''I'm troubled , I'm troubled''.
(Singing) "I'm troubled, I'm troubled, If Jesus don't help me I surely will die.."
We walked for miles a day, mainly at night,hiding in abandonedbarns and even in the woods.Our feet hurt and were limited onour food but we knew we had no choice. We had to keep movingtowards our heaven. Moncure Conway house was an old plantationhouse that housed many of us bundles of wood.
We made it Lord! We made it to the promise land!
During our forwarding there were lots of worries often fearing f-or our life.We feared getting caught and often reminding ourselves of the pharse our agent told us- the river bank makes a mighty good road(meaning, the dogs could not track us through water).It was a relief to reach the Stowe House where we met Harriet B. Stowe.She understood our struggles and cared
Lord how will we make it!
As we approach our next station, Bethel Church ,Sam,Haddie andmyself thanked our conductor for his help.Being in the church, singing the praise and hope. Although we still had a way to go, we had come so far.
(Singing along) ''If Jesus don't help me''.
The road was long but worth it. Here we are able to work and have opportunities not given to us in the south. We now are free and have the chance to work and buy land to call our own!!!