A book in the works, however, will cover the parts of Tubman’s life that took place afterward — when she lived in Auburn.

Ednita Wright, a professor at Onondaga Community College, is writing a new biography of Tubman that focuses on the second half of her life spent in the city: The land she secured from Secretary of State William H. Seward down South Street from his home, the child she adopted from the Cayuga Home for Children, the work she did alongside Susan B. Anthony and Emily Howland for women’s suffrage.

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