years." Many Negroes fled. I do not intrude to tell you-for you must know already-that a great proportion of those who triumphed in your election. We have pioneered civilization here; we have built up your country; we have worked in your fields, and garnered your harvests, for two hundred and fifty years! 47 Tubman had to travel by night, guided by the North Star, and trying to avoid slave catchers eager to collect rewards for fugitive slaves. In 1854, a conference of Negroes declared: ".
The Emancipation Proclamation. The Anglo-Saxon race, sir, is a most surprising one. An Explosion of New Thought. Washington DC: Associated Publishers, Inc., 1943. His talk was called "The New South" and his theme was: Let bygones be bygones; let us have a new era of peace and prosperity; the Negro was a prosperous laboring class; he had the fullest protection of the laws and the friendship of the. Domestic and International Politics48. Tubman met the abolitionist John Brown in 1858, and helped him plan and recruit supporters for the raid on Harpers Ferry. 77 Despite the best efforts of the slaveholders, Tubman was never captured, and neither were the fugitives she guided. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman.