A Real Win: Harriet Tubman’s Home Is Declared A National Historical Park

The controversy surrounding the new $20 bill still lingers, but this park establishment is certainly a bright spot.

Iconic woman Harriet Tubman

Despite the tumult surrounding the announcement of Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, genuinely exciting news comes in the form of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has cemented the establishment of Tubman’s former home as a National Historical Park.

Harriet Tubman Home

Plans to establish Tubman’s home as a National Historical Park have been in the works since 2004. The home of the abolitionist is along a trail of memorials and museums from New England south to Washington, D.C., that extol women’s achievements in molding the nation. (source)

According to Cayuga County’s newspaper, the twenty-six-acre property will now be known as the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. Tubman purchased twenty-five-acres next to her Auburn, New York home in 1859, upon which she built the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged to house elderly black people. The Home for the Aged is included in the National Historical Park property.

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