Thursday, January 31, 2008

Words For Warfare

“I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they would have listened to me when I told them they was slaves!” - Harriet Tubman

(special quote for my blogging sista, wisdom teaches me)

8 comments:

Randi523 January 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

I love Harriet Tubman's personality!

wisdomteachesme January 31, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

i really love ms tubman.
her character and love were of such a strength, only from God could she have done All that she did!

LOL-i sometimes feel like her--"get in line"-be quiet and listen".. YOU CAN"T GO BACK!"
LOL

i have read her biography many times..i always see something new about her that i did not see before...
such a spirit in her...Lord replace her for us! in Jesus' Name Amen!

thanks prof...good quote
:D
another woman i suggest is Pauli Murry!
ahhhhh, now that was a great women....

mrshadow33 January 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

Thank you Professor Tracey for the Harriet Tubman quote. She is someone that I truly respect and admire. I read the Ann Petry book about her often and it never fails to inspire me. Everyone needs to know of this great woman because of they truly did and understand the obstacles and overcoming them will they understand that there are no excuses. No excuses for overcoming any obstacle and no excuse for not helping to make this world a better place and no excuses for not achieving.

rjweems January 31, 2008 at 5:20 PM  

Thanks Prof. Tracey.

After a week of being bone weary from battling against sexist attitudes and behavior, including ranting there on my blog about the disrespect shown Maya Angelou by a certain website, I want to believe that Ms. Tubman wasn't talking just about race slavery, but referring to the shackles around black women's minds also.

Attorneymom January 31, 2008 at 6:22 PM  

Professor Tracey, I love this quote. It is one of my favorites.

quarter-life-crisis January 31, 2008 at 8:26 PM  

your quote came right on time. i have been having a discussion with a couple of friends about some issues with our society and that quote was perfect.

myquarter-life-crisis.blogspot.com

wisdomteachesme January 31, 2008 at 9:28 PM  

ok, off subject-but i feel is a part of this quote.....have you all seen this ?
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"Erykah Badu expresses support for Louis Farrakhan"

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Sporting a huge, billowing Afro and a T-shirt with an anti-Iraq war slogan, Erykah Badu said she identifies with Palestinian hip-hop and expressed support for Louis Farrakhan before a crowd of Israeli fans and journalists Thursday.
"I come from across the water bringing light and hope," the 36-year-old singer said. She is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.

Badu commissioned a poster for her visit. It features a large hamsa — a traditional Middle Eastern good-luck charm — that appears to be growing out of her hair. At the bottom, the words for peace in Hebrew and Arabic appear side by side.

The singer, who couldn't name any Israeli hip-hop artists, said she identified best with the Palestinians and their hip-hop scene, saying they are part of her "tribe" of hip-hop.

"They use (hip-hop) as a form of liberation, as a form of pre-resistance, as a form of therapy," she said.
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ok, maybe i'm too much old school...i'm not a fan of hers-though i did like her "call tyrone" song--LOL..that was on point--

...am i missing something here...?

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