19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

Wade in the water simply means to walk in the water, but there is a much deeper meaning. 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 slave catchers used couldn't sniff out their trail. One of the main waters slaves waded was the Mississippi River. For years this river was used as way for slaves to reach freedom. That is story and the deeper meaning of this simple photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Caruthersville, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Copyright: © Amaya Ariel McGee