“Wade in the Water, Children, I”
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 11”x 11”
Member: K. Liles
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” T Merton
Harriet Tubman used the song “Wade in the Water” to tell escaping slaves to get off the trail and into the water to make sure the dogs slavecatchers used couldn’t sniff out their trail. People walking through water did not leave a scent trail that dogs could follow. Read the words of “Wade in the Water.”
Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions of human trafficking to bring Victims of human trafficking to freedom. Her bravery and intelligence saved approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
While mentoring Lily Pad Haven rescues, a window was opened for me into the dark world of human trafficking.