DAY #5: Controversy surrounding the Harriet Tubman House and proposed national park

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Harriet Tubman quote on t-shirtWe didn’t expect to run into complications when visiting the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn New York, but it turned out to be interesting on a lot of levels, particularly the politics of U.S. President Obama’s visit to Seneca Falls in late August. When he stayed overnight in Auburn, a few miles away, he didn’t visit the Tubman site, the location of a proposed national park. A bill is pending in the U.S. Congress. The two-part article was featured in the New York History blog, and sorry that it has taken us so long to get it posted. It’s a great story. We enjoyed writing it, and the human interest associated with Tubman’s descendants in the Auburn area is worth the time you spend reading the piece. Here are the links:

Article #1: “The Politics of Harriet Tubman and Barack Obama.”

Article #2: “Harriet Tubman and the Projected National Park.”

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