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  • Collection: Harriet Tubman and Auburn, New York

Harriet Tubman Tombstone, Fort Hill Cemetery, (Auburn, NY)

Harriet Tubman's tombstone was erected in 1937 by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. The inscription on the front reads: "Harriet Tubman Davis (1820–1913)" on the front. The back of the tombstone features an inscription noting Tubman's…

Thompson African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Auburn, NY)

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"The congregation of the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Auburn formed an important community of support for Harriet Tubman. She helped fund the building of a new Church for the growing congregation and worshipped there…

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged (Auburn, NY)

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"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,…

Harriet Tubman Home (Auburn, NY)

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"Harriet Tubman purchased her 7-acre parcel from Frances Seward in the late winter or early spring of 1859. A limited Women’s Married Property Act had been passed in NY in 1848 which allowed Frances Seward to inherit land from her father under…