Harriet Tubman Pilgrimage 2018
It was my extreme pleasure to make my way to Auburn, NY to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. This annual pilgrimage is taken by persons in the AME Zion Church because we recognize the significance of what Ms. Tubman did for former slaves and for the United States of America. The AME Zion Church, known as the freedom church, has been committed to the liberation of people physically and spiritually since its beginnings in 1796 and Harriet Tubman recognized that and wanted to contribute to that legacy, thus she donated her homestead to the denomination. Recognizing Harriet Tubman’s importance to our nation with her having aided the Union Army during The Civil War as a nurse and spy, her homestead has become a national park and the denomination gathers annually to lay a wreath at Ms. Tubman’s grave.