The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:|
Two emblems,--one of fame,
Alas, the other that it bears
Reminds us of your shame!
The white man's liberty in types
Stands blazoned by your stars;
But what's the meaning of your stripes?
They mean your Negro-scars.
When the time had arrived for us to start, we
blew out the lights, knelt down, and prayed to our
Heavenly Father mercifully to assist us, as he did
his people of old, to escape from cruel bondage; and
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom