A hero's highway: Dozens attend ceremony dedicating Route 34 to Harriet Tubman

A WITNESS TO HISTORY...  Harriet Tubman legacy...


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 

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