H A R R I E T T U B M A N is my hero.
“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
That’s my favorite quote by her. It stings hard today.
Last April, I finally visited T H E H A R R I E T H O M E in Auburn, NY.
I went with my friend Tiffany. The tour guide told us stories about Tubman’s life from start until her death. (Some facts I didn’t know. I don’t want to spill here because I strongly suggest you go for yourself.) After that, we went into the nursing home, which she had built for the elderly. We saw photographs of her and her family members, the actual bed she slept in, her bible and everyday household things she used. Her house, which is at the front of the property is still being renovating.
I will be back next year.
We weren’t allowed to take pictures in the house she built for the elderly. Below are pictures I was able to take in the center.