Harriet Tubman Symposium
Cayuga Community College is pleased to be co-hosting with the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club, the Seward House Museum, and the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground, a symposium and community dialogue, on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 on the College's Auburn Campus, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, N.Y.
The two-day symposium and community dialogue marks the centennial of the death of Harriet Tubman in 1913. The symposium will celebrate the life and work of the heroic African American woman who escaped slavery, conducted other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, served the Union Army during the Civil War, and worked as a humanitarian and advocate for women's rights throughout the 50 years she lived in Auburn, New York.
The program will include leading historians presenting new research and insights about Harriet Tubman, highlighting the social context in which she lived, to encourage greater appreciation, respect for and understanding of our present-day cultural and racial diversity, and to illustrate the relevance of Harriet Tubman's legacy to continuing struggles for human rights throughout the world.
If you would like to get on our mailing list to receive updates about the symposium, including the list of speakers and agenda, please email Planning Committee Co-Chair Rosemarie Romano at email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.cayuga-cc.edu/tubman.