Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged (Auburn, NY)

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Title

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged (Auburn, NY)

Subject

Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Description

"At the age of 74, Tubman purchased at auction a 25 acre parcel of land with numerous structures which abutted her residential property. Her hope was to establish the Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes to carry on her work, after she was gone, of caring for the old and poor in her community. When she was unable to raise funds necessary to open the facility, Tubman deeded the property to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in exchange for their opening and operating the Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes. The facility operated from 1908 until the early 1920s. Tubman herself became a patient, staying in a structure on the property called John Brown Hall which was used as the infirmary and main dormitory, until her death in 1913."

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, National Park Service.

Creator

Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

Source

Photograph by Renée Ater

Date

Opened: 1908

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Architecture-Domestic

Bibliographic Citation

Crewe, Sandra Edmonds. "Harriet Tubman's Last Work: The Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes." Journal of Gerontological Social Work 49 (2007): 229-244.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Geolocation

Citation

Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913, “Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged (Auburn, NY),” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/80.