Thomas Garrett was an American abolitionist and leader in the Underground Railroad movement before the American Civil War.
|I rejoice that I have lived to see this day, when the colored people of this favored land, by law, have equal privileges with the most favored. And I have faith to believe that ere long equal justice will be granted to the poor Indians and the Chinese.||Equality & Equal Opportunity ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade|
|I should have done violence to my convictions of duty, had I not made use of all the lawful means in my power to liberate those people, and assist them to become men and women, rather than leave them in the condition of chattels personal.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade|
|Judge — thee hasn't left me a dollar, but I wish to say to thee, and to all in this court room, that if anyone knows of a fugitive who wants a shelter, and a friend, send him to Thomas Garrett, and he will befriend him!||Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade|