Harriet Tubman's Home Becomes a National Historical Park  

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This has been a wonderful week for Ms. Tubman. 

US Attorney Loretta Lynch has signed an agreement to make Harriet Tubman's former Auburn, New York home a national historical park. 

 

Land belonging to Harriet Tubman Home Inc. will be transferred to the National Park Service and the 36-acre property will be known as the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. 

 

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Tubman moved to Auburn in 1859 after fleeing Maryland and spending years rescuing slaves. In 1896, she purchased 25 acres next to the property and used it to open a home for elderly African-Americans, the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged. 

 

The park will included Tubman's home, the Home for the Ages, and the nearby Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. 

 

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