Following the Civil War, Harriet Tubman moved to Auburn, New York, where she advocated for women’s suffrage, working alongside Susan B. Anthony. In 1896, she founded the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, where she would dedicate the rest of her life to charity. The park includes her residence, the Tubman Home for the Aged, and the historic Thompson A.M.E. Zion Church that Tubman raised funds to build.
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Podcast Episode An American Hero Turns 200 2022 marks 200 years since Harriet Tubman’s birth, and we’re still learning new information about her life and family, and still marveling at how a woman with all the odds against her risked everything to liberate herself and countless others — and play a significant role in liberating her country. In this episode, we explore Tubman’s life and motivations, some of the public lands devoted to her, and a few ways to celebrate this very big birthday.