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Macon Museum Celebrates Tubman Anniversary

Updated: 1 year ago.
The Tubman African American Museum in Macon paid tribute to Harriet Tubman's legacy Sunday with special tours, a reception and a re-enactment. An escaped slave herself, Tubman is credited with helping at least 300 slaves escape to the North using the network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. (Photo Courtesy of cliff1066 via Flickr.)

A Macon museum named for Harriet Tubman is honoring the heroine of the Underground Railroad on the 100th anniversary of her death.

The Tubman African American Museum paid tribute to Tubman's legacy Sunday with special tours, a reception and a re-enactment.

An escaped slave herself, Tubman is credited with helping at least 300 slaves escape to the North using the network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

Patricia Driskell-Stephens, guest services coordinator for the Tubman African American Museum, said Tubman's life is celebrated on the March 10 anniversary of her death because her birthdate is unknown, as was common for slaves.

She said Tubman's last words when she died in 1913 were: "I go to prepare a place for you."

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