14th Street North from Dock Street is a mundane venture, except through eyes of the past. The movement of energy is sometimes quiet ... of things unseen, as Harriet Tubman may have moved through these streets. Perhaps it was fear, but for sure determination that drove Harriet Tubman. As a spirit walker, she was invisible to some, but definitely present with the environment to guide her.
In the African Way, she was stealth. Her maps written in the North Star's steady pinpoint through darkness, the currency of water, and moss growing on the trunks of trees to point her direction, the reconciliation of DNA, of courage and legacy. Describing how it felt it cross the line to freedom she said:” There was such a glory over everything. The sun came like gold through the trees and over the field and I felt like I was in Heaven.”
To help community find heaven on earth was the function of indigenous mounds. Mounds were a meridian highlight of electromagnetism and the celestial signals visible from earth. Mounds dotted territories of North and South America, especially throughout the Mississippi Valley. They tied together ecological to spiritual meaning. Colonialists made every attempt to quash their relevance, and perhaps Thomas Jefferson is the most known for "digging" into a sacred mound and calling the practice archeology. George Washington attempted to connect Virginia with the Mississippi mound edifices. It is indigenous responsibility to rebirth the earthen mounds that help to charge good life. Mounds are a spiritual technology.
From 14th Street walk north to Franklin Street. Turn right onto Franklin Street, under the highway and walk left (due north) through the parking lot to Lumpkin's Jail Site.