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Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife.
There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling
What difference is there in the color of the soul?Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: What difference is there in the color of the soul?
It is not the fault of the slaveholder that he is cruel, so much as it is the fault of the system under which he lives. He cannot withstand the influence of habit and associations that surround him. Taught from earliest childhood, by all that he sees and hears that the rod is for the slave's back, he will not be apt to change his opinions in maturer years.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: It is not the fault of the slaveholder that he is cruel, so much as
I ask no paradise on high, With cares on earth oppressed,
The only heaven for which I sigh, Is rest, eternal rest.
Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: I ask no paradise on high, With cares on earth oppressed,The only heaven for which
She's erasing me bit by bit and it's painfully obvious that no one can stop her.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: She's erasing me bit by bit and it's painfully obvious that no one can stop
woollyheads and silvergrays, and am unable to understandSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: woollyheads and silvergrays, and am unable to understand
The terrible lesson Burch taught me, impressed indelibly upon my mind the danger and uselessness of asserting I was a freeman. There was no possibility of any slave being able to assist me, while, on the other hand, there was a possibility of his exposing me.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: The terrible lesson Burch taught me, impressed indelibly upon my mind the danger and uselessness
case with Cocodrie Bayou, which Solomon must have heard with a starting "p." Here is a listSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: case with Cocodrie Bayou, which Solomon must have heard with a starting "p." Here is
Alas! I had not then learned the measure of "man's inhumanity to man," nor to what limitless extent of wickedness he will go for the love of gainSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Alas! I had not then learned the measure of "man's inhumanity to man," nor to
Just because we live in a world of chaos and madness doesn't mean we have to subscribe to that sort of behavior.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Just because we live in a world of chaos and madness doesn't mean we have
Right now, your company gets the results - good or bad - that it was designed to get. If your vision of the future differs from your current situation, if you want to get better results, then you must change the way you do things. If you don't, how can you expect results that are any different from what you've already achieved?Tom Northup Northup Sayings By Tom Northup: Right now, your company gets the results - good or bad - that it was
I didn't really comprehend what was happening or how tonight had changed us and the course of our future, but I instinctively knew that things would never be the same again. Something had ended and something was definitely beginning, I just didn't have the knowledge base to know what.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I didn't really comprehend what was happening or how tonight had changed us and the
She alluded to 12 Years a Slave. "There he was," she said, speaking of Solomon Northup. "He had means. He had a family. He was living like a human being. And one racist act took him back. And the same is true of me. I spent years developing a career, acquiring assets, engaging responsibilities. And one racist act. It's all it takes.Ta-Nehisi Coates Northup Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: She alluded to 12 Years a Slave. "There he was," she said, speaking of Solomon
Eliza, stop crying, You let sorrow take over you; you will drown in itSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Eliza, stop crying, You let sorrow take over you; you will drown in it
Soon after he purchased me, Epps asked me if I could write and read, and on being informed that I had received some instruction in those branches of education, he assured me, with emphasis, if he ever caught me with a book, or with pen and ink, he would give me a hundred lashes.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Soon after he purchased me, Epps asked me if I could write and read, and
Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will struggle for it.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will
On the way, a great many demanded it, read it, and passed on. Those having the air and appearance of gentlemen, whose dress indicated the possession of wealth, frequently took no notice of me whatever; but a shabby fellow, an unmistakable loafer, never failed to hail me, and to scrutinize and examine me in the most thorough manner. Catching runaways is sometimes a money-making business.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: On the way, a great many demanded it, read it, and passed on. Those having
Steve MCQueen created an entire family to tell one man's tale and I am delighted that so many of this family have also been recognised today. I am hugely grateful to the Academy for this great honour, and, of course, to Solomon Northup for sharing his story through his breathtaking book.Chiwetel Ejiofor Northup Sayings By Chiwetel Ejiofor: Steve MCQueen created an entire family to tell one man's tale and I am delighted
To ask the master for a knife, or skillet, or any small convenience of the kind, would be answered with a kick, or laughed at as a joke. Whatever necessary article of this nature is found in a cabin has been purchased with Sunday money.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: To ask the master for a knife, or skillet, or any small convenience of the
under other circumstances and other influences,Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: under other circumstances and other influences,
Sometimes I really hated people in general. I wanted to believe in the good that I knew existed in all of us, but it was so disheartening to see what happened when we let our bad over-rule that good.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Sometimes I really hated people in general. I wanted to believe in the good that
Suffice it to say, during the whole long day I came not to the conclusion, even once, that the southern slave, fed, clothed, whipped and protected by his master, is happier than the free colored citizen of the North. To that conclusion I have never since arrived.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Suffice it to say, during the whole long day I came not to the conclusion,
Adroitly that there wasSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Adroitly that there was
I believe that all things are connected; that we're interdependent on one another. I just like feeling the wind in my hair, the sun on my face, and the earth under my feet. It all nourishes me; my soul anyway.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I believe that all things are connected; that we're interdependent on one another. I just
My step-dad's rendition of events was uncontested even by me and therefore, it became our truth. Truth I'd never be able to prove or change; truth that protected him from suspicion and penalty. Truth that I now knew was a lie.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: My step-dad's rendition of events was uncontested even by me and therefore, it became our
Solomon Northup is one of the most remarkable people I've ever encountered in my life; one of the most amazing stories I have ever been in any kind of contact with. To not tell that story would have been disgraceful, in my opinion.Chiwetel Ejiofor Northup Sayings By Chiwetel Ejiofor: Solomon Northup is one of the most remarkable people I've ever encountered in my life;
My sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell!Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: My sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell!
A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always happy spending other people's money.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: A large family and Democrats have a lot in common: teenagers and Democrats are always
I wouldn't let the old voices dictate me; I wouldn't let anyone dictate who I was anymore. I was strong enough to know who I was and I wasn't going to be beaten down again.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I wouldn't let the old voices dictate me; I wouldn't let anyone dictate who I
Ten years I toiled for that man without reward. Ten years of my incessant labor has contributed to increase the bulk of his possessions. Ten years I was compelled to address him with downcast eyes and uncovered head - in the attitude and language of a slave. I am indebted to him for nothing, save undeserved abuse and stripes.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Ten years I toiled for that man without reward. Ten years of my incessant labor
I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective
Sam heard someone bellow in the distance, but the sound of freight trains running in his ears dampened the sound, making it impossible for him to locate the source of the cry. When he heard it sound again, closer, the voice sounded familiar somehow. He strained to listen past the thundering racket in his ears, only to be rewarded by another holler from the voice. This time, he recognized the voice as his own.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Sam heard someone bellow in the distance, but the sound of freight trains running in
He had a ruggedness about him that was appealing. Despite his groomed presentation, his chiseled face was shadowed with an attractive scruff of hair. His beautiful smile burned into me, melting me from the inside out while it exposed perfect white teeth embellished with alluring fangs. For a moment, I allowed myself to indulge in the idea of them sinking into my neck. Would it provoke the ecstasy I imagined or the horror I feared?J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: He had a ruggedness about him that was appealing. Despite his groomed presentation, his chiseled
There was that part of me that thought if I was already been accused of it and punished for it, then I should just do it. Of course, I didn't want to be that person. Did I?J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: There was that part of me that thought if I was already been accused of
They are deceived who flatter themselves that the ignorant and debased slave has no conception of the magnitude of his wrongs. They are deceived who imagine that he arises from his knees with back lacerated and bleeding, cherishing only a spirit of meekness and forgiveness. A day may come - it will, if his prayer is heard. A terrible day of vengeance when the master in his turn will cry in vain for mercy.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: They are deceived who flatter themselves that the ignorant and debased slave has no conception
Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver
Oh! how heavily the weight of slavery pressed upon me then. I must toil day after day, endure abuse and taunts and scoffs, sleep on the hard ground, live on the coarsest fare, and not only this, but live the slave of a blood-seeking wretch, of whom I must stand henceforth in continued fear and dread.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Oh! how heavily the weight of slavery pressed upon me then. I must toil day
Not by human dwellings
not in crowded cities alone, are the sights and sounds of life. The wildest places of the earth are full of them.
Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Not by human dwellingsnot in crowded cities alone, are the sights and sounds of life.
For sheer drama, few accounts of slavery match Solomon Northup's tale of abduction from freedom and forcible enslavement.Ira Berlin Northup Sayings By Ira Berlin: For sheer drama, few accounts of slavery match Solomon Northup's tale of abduction from freedom
Even in darkness, there's light. You just need to look for it.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Even in darkness, there's light. You just need to look for it.
As I ran a few blades of grass between my fingers, enjoying the breeze as it caressed my face, I contemplated the cycle of life. As this year would host the long anticipated arrival of the Mayan Doomsday, marking the end of their long count calendar, I wasn't alone in my ponderings. The whole world was focused on the potential that we would be the last generation; the witnesses of the world's end.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: As I ran a few blades of grass between my fingers, enjoying the breeze as
The best dancer appeared to be considered the one who could whoop the loudest, jump the farthest, and utter the most excruciating noise.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: The best dancer appeared to be considered the one who could whoop the loudest, jump
At such times, the heart of man turns instictively towards his Maker. In prosperity, and whenever there is nothing to injure or make him afraid, he remembers Him not, and is ready to defy Him; but place him in the midst of dangers, cut him off from human aid, let the grave open before him, then it is, in the time of his tribulation, that the scoffer and unbelieving man turns to God for help, feeling there is no other hope, or refuge, or safety, save in his protecting arm.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: At such times, the heart of man turns instictively towards his Maker. In prosperity, and
Strange as it may seem, within plain sight of this same house, looking down from its commanding height upon it, was the Capitol. The voices of patriotic representatives boasting of freedom and equality, and the rattling of the poor slave's chains, almost commingled. A slave pen within the very shadow of the Capitol!Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Strange as it may seem, within plain sight of this same house, looking down from
It has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public,Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: It has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be
I was surprised hearing my own ragged voice. I sounded so hateful and angry. My voice didn't resemble any part of what I knew of myself.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I was surprised hearing my own ragged voice. I sounded so hateful and angry. My
Unsoundness in a slave, as well as in a horse, detracts materially from his value. If no warranty is given, a close examination is a matter of particular importance to the Negro jockey.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Unsoundness in a slave, as well as in a horse, detracts materially from his value.
In today's world if we do what we've always done, we will NOT get what we've always gotten.Tom Northup Northup Sayings By Tom Northup: In today's world if we do what we've always done, we will NOT get what
It is the literal, unvarnished truth, that the crack of the lash, and the shrieking of the slaves, can be heard from dark till bed time, on Epps' plantation, any day almost during the entire period of the cotton-picking season.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: It is the literal, unvarnished truth, that the crack of the lash, and the shrieking
Sometimes growing pains are by fits and starts.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: Sometimes growing pains are by fits and starts.
let them behold him scourged, hunted, trampled on, and they will come back with another story in their mouths. Let them know the heart of the poor slave - learn his secret thoughts - thoughts he dare not utter in the hearing of the white man;Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: let them behold him scourged, hunted, trampled on, and they will come back with another
We have to achieve what we can, and if we haven't yet learned that we are not always going to get our way this could be frustrating.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: We have to achieve what we can, and if we haven't yet learned that we
There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of death as the end of earthly sorrow - of the grave as a resting place for the tired and worn out body - has been pleasant to dwell upon.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of
Death was far less terrible than the living prospect that was before usSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Death was far less terrible than the living prospect that was before us
All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things.Tom Northup Northup Sayings By Tom Northup: All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we
Sitting there, I wasn't convinced I'd survive until that day let alone beyond it. I felt the struggle intensifying between my mom and me no matter what I did to try to stop it. I couldn't imagine a future where she'd just let me walk away from her. As it was, I felt like she was breaking me down a little more each day.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Sitting there, I wasn't convinced I'd survive until that day let alone beyond it. I
I didn't know anything about '12 Years a Slave.' Not the book, not Solomon Northup, which I was quite shocked by, once I'd read it, that it wasn't a seminal text. I think it deserves to be.Chiwetel Ejiofor Northup Sayings By Chiwetel Ejiofor: I didn't know anything about '12 Years a Slave.' Not the book, not Solomon Northup,
Really, it was difficult to determine which I had most reason to fear - dogs, alligators or men!Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Really, it was difficult to determine which I had most reason to fear - dogs,
There's a sin, a fearful sin, resting on this nation, that will not go unpunished forever. There will be reckoning yet ... it may be sooner or it may be later, but it's a coming as sure as the Lord is justSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: There's a sin, a fearful sin, resting on this nation, that will not go unpunished
Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential to devastate access to reproductive health care on such a sweeping scale.Nancy Northup Northup Sayings By Nancy Northup: Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential
Indian Creek, in its whole length, flows through a magnificent forest. There dwells on its shore a tribe of Indians, a remnant of the Chickasaws or Chickopees, if I remember rightly. They live in simple huts, ten or twelve feet square, constructed of pine poles and covered with bark. They subsist principally on the flesh of the deer, the coon, and opossum, all of which are plenty in these woods. Sometimes they exchange venison for a little corn and whisky with the planters on the bayous. Their usual dress is buckskin breeches and calico hunting shirts of fantastic colors, buttoned from belt to chin. They wear brass rings on their wrists, and in their ears and noses. The dress of the squaws is very similar.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Indian Creek, in its whole length, flows through a magnificent forest. There dwells on its
The sight of a beautiful, naked Amy sliding her finger into her mouth gave Sam a little jolt, she saw. The front of his jeans instantly appeared fuller.
"What have you got baby?" he asked, feigning nonchalance and failing. His eyes had taken on a predatory gleam.
"Chocolate sauce."
He quirked his eyebrow.
"I stole it from Janie."
Sam's mouth twisted. "That's Janie's homemade chocolate sauce?"
"Yup."
"She's going to kill you," he said as he crossed the threshold.
"At least I'll die happy," she responded with a devilish grin.
J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: The sight of a beautiful, naked Amy sliding her finger into her mouth gave Sam
I was feeling more edgy and uncomfortable as my unquenched desires moved from a feeling of discontent to full blown pain. At first, the sensation was more like an irritation or itch, but the longer I sat there, the more intense it grew. Not only was I burning from the dissatisfaction of my unmet arousal, but my entire body felt like it was on fire. It was as if a billion poisoned needles were being injected into me simultaneously torturing my soul with flames that licked the flesh from my body.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I was feeling more edgy and uncomfortable as my unquenched desires moved from a feeling
Religious hospitals would jeopardize their patients' lives rather than perform a medically necessary abortion.Nancy Northup Northup Sayings By Nancy Northup: Religious hospitals would jeopardize their patients' lives rather than perform a medically necessary abortion.
There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, new-fallen snow.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when
Grace allows forgiveness and faith allows hope.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Grace allows forgiveness and faith allows hope.
No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, its learned not inherited.Tom Northup Northup Sayings By Tom Northup: No great manager or leader ever fell from heaven, its learned not inherited.
I fell silent after that. I didn't want to talk about such things anymore, at least today. My chest already hurt and I was trying to keep my mind calm. I didn't want to think of a future so bleak and dark. I had plans for my future and they didn't involve the world ending or society collapsing.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I fell silent after that. I didn't want to talk about such things anymore, at
The influence of the iniquitous system necessarily fosters an unfeeling and cruel spirit, even in the bosoms of those who, among their equals, are regarded as humane and generous.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: The influence of the iniquitous system necessarily fosters an unfeeling and cruel spirit, even in
Regardless of the outcome, I needed to know that I lived my life the way I felt was right and just. I needed to let the past be the past and take people as they were in this moment; the only moment to exist.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Regardless of the outcome, I needed to know that I lived my life the way
considerable amount in consideration of his services inSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: considerable amount in consideration of his services in
one knee, with a groan, I released my hold upon his throat,Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: one knee, with a groan, I released my hold upon his throat,
I can speak of slavery only so far as it came under my own observation - only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: I can speak of slavery only so far as it came under my own observation
Let not those who have never been placed in like circumstances judge me harshlySolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Let not those who have never been placed in like circumstances judge me harshly
I wanted more than anything to connect to someone. I wanted to feel alive again. I just felt dead inside. I could understand how some people just gave up. This darkness was overwhelming.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I wanted more than anything to connect to someone. I wanted to feel alive again.
Why did I even try then? Of course, in asking the question, I'd already known the answer; faith. I hoped; I couldn't help it.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Why did I even try then? Of course, in asking the question, I'd already known
Adam delayed only a second longer before traversing into the uncertain future, crossing the hidden divide; the fabric separating worlds. He moved from the shadows that paralleled the town, where unseen lives existed alongside of unsuspecting, oblivious people. With his seemingly mundane act of taking one step forward, he effectively walked from myth to reality.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Adam delayed only a second longer before traversing into the uncertain future, crossing the hidden
Well, I'm not only a direct descendent of the Anunnaki, but I'm one of the original hybrids. My royal blood is almost pure as I was begotten from the strongest and most ancient of our kind.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Well, I'm not only a direct descendent of the Anunnaki, but I'm one of the
I don't want to survive, I want to live.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: I don't want to survive, I want to live.
Although some part of me knew that it was an impossible future, I allowed myself to be immersed fully in my dream. If I couldn't have this future, I would at least have this moment.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Although some part of me knew that it was an impossible future, I allowed myself
There's a reason people run negative ads ... it's because they work.Anne Northup Northup Sayings By Anne Northup: There's a reason people run negative ads ... it's because they work.
Still he plied the lash without stint upon my poor body, until it seemed that the lacerated flesh was stripped from my bones at every stroke. A man with a particle of mercy in his soul would not have beaten even a dog so cruelly.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Still he plied the lash without stint upon my poor body, until it seemed that
The first Sunday after my coming to the plantation, he called them together, and began to read the twelfth chapter of Luke. When he came to the 47th verse, he looked deliberately around him, and continued - "And that servant which knew his lord's will," - here he paused, looking around more deliberately than before, and again proceeded - "which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself" - here was another pause - "prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes." "D'ye hear that?" demanded Peter, emphatically. "Stripes," he repeated, slowly and distinctly, taking off his spectacles, preparatory to making a few remarks. "That nigger that don't take care - that don't obey his lord - that's his master - d'ye see? - that 'ere nigger shall be beaten with many stripes. Now, 'many' signifies a great many - forty, a hundred, a hundred and fifty lashes. That's Scripter!Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: The first Sunday after my coming to the plantation, he called them together, and began
my situation, however, the more I becameSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: my situation, however, the more I became
I felt ancient and exhausted. I felt like a prisoner within myself and as if I was just watching a movie that was playing before my eyes. I just wanted all of it to end and disappear; I wanted to disappear.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I felt ancient and exhausted. I felt like a prisoner within myself and as if
Drawn up and signed by the proper parties, wherein Epps acknowledged heSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Drawn up and signed by the proper parties, wherein Epps acknowledged he
Again, fear makes people do stupid things," I reminded her. "It can even make you do things you never thought you were capable of. If you're desperate enough you'll even believe things you know aren't true.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: Again, fear makes people do stupid things," I reminded her. "It can even make you
My back is thick with scars for protesting my freedom.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: My back is thick with scars for protesting my freedom.
As I lay in the late hours of night or perhaps the wee hours of morning, I felt content. I'd been right to keep faith and trust when I had no reason to. I didn't expect any grand gestures or magical solutions to things, but my hope was fueled.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: As I lay in the late hours of night or perhaps the wee hours of
Brought up with such ideas - in the notion that we stand without the pale of humanity - no wonder the oppressors of my people are a pitiless and unrelenting race.Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Brought up with such ideas - in the notion that we stand without the pale
The existence of Slavery in its most cruel form among them, has a tendency to brutalize the humane and finer feelings of their nature. Daily witnesses of human suffering - listening to the agonizing screeches of the slave - beholding him writhing beneath the merciless lash - bitten and torn by dogs - dying without attention, and buried without shroud or coffin - it cannot otherwise be expected,Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: The existence of Slavery in its most cruel form among them, has a tendency to
12 Years a SlaveSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: 12 Years a Slave
I was starting to feel like my opposition was futile. Was my resistance worth the weariness that was seeping into my body? I couldn't deny that I coveted him. I recognized my body's demand for him for what it was and I had no disillusionments; I knew that I would enjoy the promises he tantalized me with.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: I was starting to feel like my opposition was futile. Was my resistance worth the
with a scrap of bacon on herSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: with a scrap of bacon on her
I could not comprehend the justice of that law, or that religion, which upholds or recognizes the principle of slavery;Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: I could not comprehend the justice of that law, or that religion, which upholds or
Children listen to superstitious tales, the story goes, that that spot, in the heart of the "Big Cane," is a haunted place. For more than a quarter of a century, human voices had rarely, if ever, disturbed the silence of the clearing. Rank and noxious weeds had overspread the once cultivated field - serpents sunned themselves on the doorway of the crumbling cabin. It was indeed a dreary pictureSolomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Children listen to superstitious tales, the story goes, that that spot, in the heart of
What did that say about me? Had I become one of the monsters I thought I was fighting?
"Things didn't have to be like this," I commented. "He could've made different choices.
J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: What did that say about me? Had I become one of the monsters I thought
Is everything right because the law allows it?Solomon Northup Northup Sayings By Solomon Northup: Is everything right because the law allows it?
The old fire pit was ancient. I couldn't say how many of my ancestors warmed themselves at this outdoor hearth. Sitting around it was rather affecting, especially when you thought about the countless people who had occupied your very spot in some distant past. It was kind of surreal.J.M. Northup Northup Sayings By J.M. Northup: The old fire pit was ancient. I couldn't say how many of my ancestors warmed