Some 106 years after the death of the iconic heroine Harriet Tubman, her story has come to life in the film Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe. But what many people did not know is that Harriet Tubman is the only woman who has not one, but two national parks named in her honor.
Hip hop pioneer/activist MC Lyte (Lana Moorer) recently toured one of the parks and had an opportunity to experience its ambiance and relive special great moments in history. Check out some of the photos below:
The National Park Foundation and National Park Service welcome you to discover and explore the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and Historical Park in Church Creek, Maryland on your own.
THE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is a national park located in Auburn, New York. This location includes the Tubman home, and the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, which Tubman herself helped raise the funds to build.
HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND NATIONAL MONUMENT AND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Spanning green, freshly plowed fields, and the picturesque landscapes that shaped and framed Harriet Tubman’s life as an enslaved child, young woman and freedom fighter, the vision still lives in Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline Counties, thoughtfully preserved within the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and National Historical Park in Church Creek, Maryland.
Established by President Barack Obama in March of 2013 by executive order, the 480-acre Jacob Jackson Home Site was donated to the National Park Service by the Conservation Fund, for inclusion in the new national monument. One year later, Public Law 113-291 created the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, and together the park and monument interpret those landscapes and special places that were important to Tubman throughout her youth and early adulthood. For more info, visit www.findyourpark.com.