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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…

Title Page from Sarah H. Bradford’s Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

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In 1869 Sarah H. Bradford, a noted a children’s book author, published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. The bookused to raise money when Tubman was denied a pension from the government for her services to the Union Army during the Civil War.

William Still’s “Journal C,” with notes on Harriet Tubman’s arrival in Philadelphia with her three brothers and others on December 29, 1854

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William Still an African American abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, kept an extensive log, ”Journal C of Station No. 2 of the Underground Railroad,” which provides important details about how Philadelphia's…

Runaway Reward Advertisement for Harriet Tubman (Minty and her two brothers), Cambridge Democrat newspaper, October 3, 1849

In 1849, shortly after Tubman and her brothers fled North, Eliza Brodess posted a $100 reward for their return in the Cambridge Democrat newspaper. Scared of capture and unsure of where to go, Tubman turned back shortly after this ad was posted.…

Joseph Stewart's Canal (near Taylors Island, MD)

Between 1810 to 1832, enslaved and free blacks dug a seven-mile canal through the marshes of Parson’s Creek near the town of Madison, MD. The canal, used for commercial transportation, was owned by the slaveholding Stewart family, who had hired-out…

Bucktown Village Store

Bucktown Village Store, which has been renovated, is the site where Tubman was struck in the head with an iron, leaving her permanently disabled.

Anthony Thompson's List of Slaves

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Anthony Thompson's List of slaves. Ben Ross, Tubman’s father is first name on the list.

Fields on the Former Anthony Thompson Plantation at Peter's Neck, Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland

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Fields on the former Anthony Thompson Plantation, at Peter's Neck, Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland. Slaveowner Anthony Thompson, owned Ben Ross, Tubman’s father and she born on the Thompson Plantation.