This edition of Our Finger Lakes History deals with one of the giants of American history, Harriet Tubman, with an emphasis on the last 50 years of her life spent living in Auburn, NY. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells of the circumstances that led to the development of Tubman as an American icon and that led her to Upstate New York where she continued her fight for freedom and equality until her death in 1913.
Join Gwen Weber-McLoud for the March edition of The Leadership Journey Podcast where her guest will be Michele Jones Galvin. Michele is the co-author of the book, ‘Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People’ and is featured on the cover of this month’s Syracuse Woman Magazine.
United States Treasurer Rosie Rios oversees a town hall meeting on the new $10 bill design at the site of the first women’s rights convention at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY on Monday, August 31, 2015. Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were favorites but Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions during the hour long session which you can watch in full below…
Tera Erway sits in for Jessica Lahr with a preview of your Fourth of July Weekend in the Finger Lakes, this week’s top clicks on FingerLakes1.com and Senator Chuck Schumer’s full press conference in Seneca Falls on Wednesday afternoon where he discussed why a New York woman should be chosen for the new $10 bill which will go into circulation in 2020.