Harriet Tubman

Zach Anderson, WBFO

As Niagara Falls celebrates the opening of a new center celebrating its role in the Underground railroad movement, some of those behind the project say they were given a little extra incentive thanks to newspaper stories questioning the legitimacy of Niagara Falls' connection to the slavery freedom trail.

 

Equal Rights Center to open alongside Tubman, Seward

Feb 23, 2018
City of Auburn

Construction is underway on a $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY. The goal of the facility is to highlight New York's history of promoting social and equal rights.

niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org

The historic U.S. Customs House by the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls will soon be home to the city's newest cultural attraction. The facility is going to highlight the critical role residents played in helping African Americans on their journey from slavery to freedom.

WRVO's Payne Horning

Officials working on the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, which Congress established as a national historical park in January, say there's a lot in store for the facility over the next few years.

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park becomes reality

Jan 10, 2017
Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

New York lawmakers and federal parks officials gathered in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to formally establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in New York.

Heritage Moments: Harriet Tubman crosses the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge

Jun 6, 2016
Tubman c. 1871-76, photographed by Harvey B. Lindsley; Library of Congress Print and Photographs Division

In 2015, the Secretary of the Treasury announced that a woman would be featured on U.S. paper currency for the first time. Even though several women were under consideration, it was immediately clear who it should be — Harriet Tubman.


Rendering: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

Along with being honored on the redesigned $20 bill, Harriet Tubman is going to be featured at a new interpretive center in Niagara Falls.


Motorists on the Thruway are seeing signs near the site of the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn in an initiative that pays tribute to an icon in African-American history.