Photo Friday: Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad Byway & Visitor Center, Maryland, USA

“I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say— I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

Cope, Stephen (2012-09-25). The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling (p. 231). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

A woman. Of color. Who was someone else’s property. Who was illiterate. With debilitating migraines and seizures throughout life due to a head wound received as a child. I went to go see her world close up.