Happy Black History Month!
For the month of February, in addition to my daily blog post adding to my life story, I will be writing about one of my favorite topics in Black History- the Underground Railroad. Most specifically, I’ll be writing about it’s prevalence in my hometown area – Western New York.
To me, the Underground Railroad was the greatest act of Civil Disobedience ever in this country’s history. And we even overthrew a government in a revolution.
Let that swirl around in your mind for a while.
Because even greater then getting our freedom from English rule, was our citizens defying immoral and unjust laws to aid and abet slaves and help them secure the freedom that was promised upon the birth of this nation.
“That all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights and among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of happiness. God given rights.
And we had laws in this country denying certain men, women and children these rights.
The Underground Railroad defied those laws. The brave men, women and children who were a part of this secret and intricate system risked their life and liberty for what they knew was right.
If only we had a network of people as strong and bold today.
We could change the world.