The city of Auburn and the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center will honor and celebrate the life and work of abolitionist and former resident Harriet Tubman.
March 10 was originally decalred an American holiday in 1990 and in 2003 New York State proclaimed a statewide observance. And for the first time, Auburn will also honor the historic woman on a local level at the Heritage Center.
As part of the event, students from Auburn’s Genesee Elementary School will perform “Oh Harriet the Brace.” Tubman’s great-great-grandniece Pauline Copes Johnson will accept the City of Auburn’s proclamation from Mayor Quill. And, News Channel 9 anchor Jennifer Sanders will emcee the event.
Vendors, local artisans and food will all be part of the inaugural event. The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and Seward House Museum will also be open and giving tours from 1 to 5 p.m. at each respective site. The community is also invited to attend the Harriet Tubman Day MLK open mic jam at Auburn Public Theater from 7 to 9 p.m.
Harriet Tubman Day is happening on Sunday, March 10 at the NEw York State Equal Rights Heritage Center located at 25 South Street in Auburn. The event is free and open to the public. The special program will run from 12-2pm and vendors will be on site from 10am to 4pm.
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