WATCH: New National Park In Auburn, New York, Celebrates the Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Children ride their bikes down the drive passing the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, N.Y., July, 29, 2004. The home of the abolitionist is along a trail of memorials and museums from New England south to Washington, D.C., that extoll women’s achievements in molding the nation. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

After Harriet Tubman, famed conductor of the Underground Railroad, rescued dozens of people from slavery and served in the Civil War, she settled down in the small city of Auburn in upstate New York and continued a life of service. The National Park Service recently made her property a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports.

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SOURCE: PBS
Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman