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Harriet Tubman


"When dat oleí chariot comes
Iím gwine to leave you
Iím bound for the Promised Land
Friends, Iím gwine to leave you."

We have felt justified in dedicating such a significant portion of the Jamboree to history, because a true understanding of history is so vital.  I believe that many of the follies committed in this world are due to a total ignorance of what has been before, and I can boldly assert that the knowledge of history which I personally have acquired, as little as it may be, has improved the quality of my life and helped me in countless situations.  It is one of my greatest treats to read about the people and empires of long ago, and the tales of Antoninus, the greatest Roman emperor, Aristides, the justest citizen of Athens, Damon and Pytheas, those devoted friends, and Frederick Douglass, the man who was not afraid to stand up for himself, inspire me to continue every day in the pursuit of what deep down I know to be right.

In this present day history teaching seems to have reached an all-time low, and I am always surprised that it is the wars and tyrants that are studied; it may be instructing sometimes to read how one should not behave; but how much more fascinating is it to learn about those men and women who truly succeeded in living their lives without a single stain, and dying beloved of everyone.  It is so much easier to make a bad job of life than a good one, and it is the knowledge that someone, somewhere, at some time once succeeded, that lets us know it is even possible
-Samuel -   
 

OEDIPUS AND THE SPHINX

MICHELANGELO

THE CROW AND THE SWAN

EMPEROR YONGLE

HIPPARCHIA

DEGANAWIDA & HIAWATHA

ALCIBIADES

MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH

THE STORY OF PSCHE

THE QUEEN'S GIFT 

THE LEGEND OF THE FISH

THE LACONIC LACEDAEMONIANS

HELEN KELLER

Life of Diogenes

William Tell

THE STORY OF RUTH

ANTONINUS PIUS

EPICTETUS

ST. GEORGE

THE LIFE OF HAMMURABI

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A MAN OF HONOUR

THE QUALITY OF MERCY

THALES AND THE OLIVE PRESSES

DAMON AND PYTHEAS

CATO THE YOUNGER

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

A MOTHER'S LOVE

THE FAITHFUL SERVANT

A DELPHIC PROPHECY

THE AMBITION OF KING PYRRHUS

ALEXANDER AND DIOGENES

CLEOMENES' DAUGHTER

THE GENEROUS KING

KING CNUT

CROSSING THE GYNDES