Talk:Harriet Tubman

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I reverted an edit which modernized the originally rendered indications of the dialect in which Tubman was portrayed as speaking. This is how she was quoted in the books cited, and they probably do indicate speech patterns of the time. Some of the quotes from older sources have also been rendered with modernized variants, but the originals should probably not be erased. ~ Kalki 17:30, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

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I edited "I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven" to say "I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven." The part in bold had been left out; I presume on accident.

Edit History[edit]

The above post was from: User 70.237.204.4 ~ 70.237.204.4

Three "Tubman" Quotes[edit]

I (Barry Popik) write for my own etymology website and not necessarily Wikipedia. Here are three popular quotes that I looked at. Two definitely are not Tubman, but one possibly is a correct paraphrase. You can add this information if you wish. Fake Tubman quotes should not be allowed to go viral.

"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." http://barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/i_freed_a_thousand_slaves/ From 1993-1994. Not Tubman.

"Children, if you are tired, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going." http://barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/children_if_you_are_tired_keep_going/ From at least 1948, and used by her church in Auburn, New York. No contemporary cite, but I tend to believe that she said something like "keep going." Hillary Clinton added different words in a 2008 speech before the Democratic National Convention.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." http://barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/every_great_dream_begins_with_a_dreamer/ It's from 2005. Reach for the stars? Change the world? Who would think this is from Harriet Tubman? Bapopik (talk) 01:50, 23 April 2016 (UTC)