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Harriet Tubman’s legacy lives on in Auburn

She was illiterate, black and living in the south, but managed to escape and risked her own life helping others do the same. More than a century later, Harriet Tubman’s remarkable legacy lives on in the Auburn community.

Step inside the home of Harriet Tubman, and you are instantly transported back in time. It is a site celebrating the courage and bravery of one of America’s heroes. “She’s significant not only for her story bringing people from slavery to freedom, but for all that she did here living on this property which she owned as a free woman,” said Karen Hill, President and CEO of the Harriet Tubman Home, which became a National Historical Park in 2017.

Tubman’s significance is not lost on Hill or the many visitors who are drawn to this site every year. “She is amazing. I would not be standing here today as a free black woman and American wouldn’t be the terrific mosaic that it is but not for Tubman,” Hill said.

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