There was nobody better at turning an eye then the real Harriet, my mama. She worked u pon the house and she was well versed in the way of white folks. How to judge their moods; how to move through they space like a spirit; how to listen and remember secrets that might be of use later. Her lessons would be helpful once I started moving cargo, but in the meantime, I had no use for it.

Underground Season 2 Episode 6: "Minty"
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To tell you how I came to be free, first you gotta understand what bondage was like for me. How it attacks the senses. The sound of it. the crack of a whip like thunder. The feel of you could barely take a full breath. The taste of it, like all your teeth, are made of copper. the smell of it. The fade in stench of everybody sold away; and the look of it, every eye turned down to the ground away from the horror.


The first thing I knew, was to be afraid of white men.