As part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of Harriet Tubman's passing, a stretch of highway (Route 34) has been named in honor of her. The City of Auburn marked this occassion with brief speeches at Memorial City Hall and then a "legacy" walk from City Hall to the Tubman Home, on South Street, a walk of 2.38 miles round trip. At the Tubman homesite, the official sign was unvieled at the end of a brief caremony marked by greetings from federal, state, and local elected officials, as well as remarks from Tubman officials.
|Karen Hill, CEO & President, Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. speaks at the Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway dedication ceremony on Friday, August 2, 2013.|
Next day, Saturday August 3, 2013, the City of Auburn celebrated Founder's Day with official remarks from local and state-wide politicians, a speech from guest of honor Joseph H. Holland, museum tours, Civil War re-enactments, special performances in honor of Tubman's legacy, food and arts vendors, live bands, and free inflatable fun houses for children.
|Joseph H. Holland - featured guest speaker and author of From Harlem With Love, An Ivy Leaguer's Inner-City Odyssey, A Memoir|
|Bill Berry & Lisa Brennan from aaduna discuss Harlem's evolution and development with Joe Holland at Downtown Books & Coffee, Auburn, NY|