Who Said It?

In my workbook with the same title as my novel Grounded, you will find a number of inspirational sayings from people such as  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Jonas Salk, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as myself.

The thinking behind this was that these and others created by the students could be used as inspirational banners for the classroom or hallway on a rotation basis.

Just this weekend I came across another and wonder if you might be able to identify the source from which it comes, the period in history in which it was spoken, and the importance it conveyed.

Here is the quote followed by a couple of clues.

“I’ll use my freedom well.”

Clue #1

  1. My life was used as the inspiration for a character in a classic novel which was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book sold more than 30,000 copies the first year of print.
  2. You can find out more about my life by visiting Dresden, Ontario, where a historical site has been erected commemorating my life. The site has the same name as the title of the above book.

Having read the novel Grounded, how does the above quote relate to the story?

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