The reason the Republican Party was formed.
The most important question before us colored people is not simply what the Democratic party may do against us or the Republican party do for us; but what are we going to do for ourselves? What shall we do toward developing our character, adding our quota to the civilization and strength of the country, diversifying our industry, and practicing those lordly virtues that conquer success and turn the world's dread laugh into admiring recognition? – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, April 14, 187...
"When I found that I crossed that line,I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.There was such glory over everything;the sun came like gold through the trees,and over the fields,and I felt like I was in Heaven."Harriet Tubman when 1st crossing the line into freedom after fleeing several days to a safe anti-slavery state.She led 100s of people to freedom,(including her parents) carrying a pistol to threaten anyone who wanted to turn back.She & her family settled in Canada. Biddy Craft