Harriet Tubman

Scott Willis / WAER News

Four months after Congress authorized the Harriet Tubman home in Auburn as a National Historical Park, advocates are still waiting for the National Park Service to finalize the details.  Senator Chuck Schumer stopped in Auburn to call on the NPS to fast-track the designation so it can receive critical federal funding.    He visited not long after being elected senator about 15 years ago, and remembers people saying then how National Park status could boost Tubman’s…and the community’s exposure. 

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For more than a decade the non-profit group that owns the Harriet Tubman Home and grounds in Auburn, New York have been trying to get the historical place designated as a national park. Last Friday, the US Senate voted to pass the measure by a vote of 89 to 11 and now it’s waiting for President Obama’s signature. Harriet Tubman Incorporated President and CEO Karen Hill wants that as a Christmas gift.

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A seminar on Harriet Tubman reflects on issues such as slavery and unequal education that are going on today.  The Harriet Tubman Booster Club is hosting a centennial symposium, “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground.”

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President Obama continued his bus tour of Upstate New York today after spending the night in Auburn.  He spent the morning working out at the YMCA and shooting a few hoops with a youth basketball group before hitting the road for SUNY Binghamton. 

Harriet Tubman Honored in Auburn

Aug 5, 2013

The Harriet Tubman House is one step closer to becoming a national landmark after a special event in Auburn over the weekend. Reporter Julianne Dellorso takes us to the festivities.  Take a listen!