Harriet Tubman Statue at the Equal Rights Heritage Center

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Harriet Tubman, Mentor

Harriet Tubman had knowledge to share, and she shared it both publicly and privately through speeches and one-on-one with the people in her life.

Public Speaker. Harriet Tubman was known for her influential speeches. As a woman who fought for her own freedom and that of others, she toured New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. giving speeches on women’s suffrage. She spoke of her own experiences from slavery and the Civil War, proving that women were equal to men. As a businesswoman, she also went on circuit to raise money and support for her causes. 

Teacher and Educator. Harriet Tubman passed along the naturalist and survivor skills that she learned from her father and mother to her nieces and nephews and the children of Auburn, who frequently visited her at her farm.


Discover Harriet Tubman’s Chosen Home

Find out more to see and do around abolition, civil rights and equal rights heritage in our area. Harriet Tubman settled here in her freedom for many reasons, and the community that welcomed her with open arms is a big part of that story.