Harriet Tubman was honored by Auburn City Council on International Women’s Day. Mayor Michael Quill presented a proclamation to Miss Tubman’s great-great-grandniece Pauline Copes Johnson at last night’s City Council meeting marking tomorrow as Harriet Tubman Day.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service and Harriet Tubman Home Inc. are closing in on an agreement on the management of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. The Citizen reports Park Service Superintendent Frank Barrows says the agreement could be in place by the end of September.
Barrows told the paper, “It’s important for us to have a full understanding of how resources will move back and forth between the park service and the Harriet Tubman Home and how we’ll be able to work in cooperation to preserve and protect the resources associated with Tubman.”
Harriet Tubman Home President and CEO Karen Hill says the implementation agreement is a broad document that will guide how the two sides will operate the park.