Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman was born 200 years ago, in March, 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She died on March 10, 1913 in Auburn.
Thursday, the city of Auburn officially kicks off a year-long celebration of Tubman’s life and legacy. Courtney Kasper with the Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn says the official kickoff event will be a memorial service Thursday at the Harriet Tubman AME Zion Church, followed by a weekend of events.
When Tubman first escaped slavery, she traveled to Philadelphia. Later this summer, a traveling Tubman exhibit begun in Philadelphia will come to Auburn.
Click here for the full schedule of Harriet Tubman bicentennial events.