Fulfilling one of her goals, Harriet Tubman opens a home to care for sick and impoverished African Americans

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One of her main aspirations in Tubman's later years was to establish a location where sick or homeless African Americans could seek care and shelter free of charge. She acquired twenty-five acres of property, but she was forced to sign it over to the AME Zion Church due to her lack of funds. The church would not officially open the Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Infirm Negroes until June 1908.

-- James Chapnick

Source Citation
Kate Clifford Larson, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004), 279-285.
Date Certainty
Exact
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Personal
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