Updated: Feb 14, 2013 11:35 AM
AUBURN, NY (AP) — Thereâ€™s a fresh effort to make the
Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn a National Historical Park.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a bill with Marylandâ€™s senators that would bestow the honor on the central New York site. The House sponsor is Rep. Dan Maffei.
The bill also would create the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland.
Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom as part of the Underground Railroad. She is buried in Auburn.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.
Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.
Copyright © 2009 – 2014 LIN Media. All rights reserved.
Political News | Videos |
Terms and Conditions |
RSS Feed |