FLEMING, N.Y. (AP) — A New York public official wants to set the record straight on where Harriet Tubman's upstate home is located.
The city of Auburn in the Finger Lakes region is often cited as the home of the abolitionist credited with leading dozens of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
The Auburn Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1yPZUNo ) that Gary Searing, supervisor in the neighboring town of Fleming, has sent a letter to members of New York's congressional delegation saying that Tubman's home is actually located just inside his town line.
Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and bought a home in Fleming in 1857. She's buried in an Auburn cemetery.
The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on a measure creating national parks at Tubman sites in Maryland and Fleming.
Information from: The Citizen, http://www.auburnpub.com