Cayuga County Visitor Center Launches Tubman Podcast | Lifestyles


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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism has partnered with Whetstone Magazine for a new series of podcasts honoring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman in New York City.

“Walk in Her Footsteps: Harriet Tubman’s Life in Auburn, NY” is a four-part series hosted by Tourism Ambassador Beonca Louis and the magazine. It features stories and interviews with scholars, historians and descendants to provide insight into the life of the iconic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor. The episode themes are “Historical Auburn”, “Walking in Her Footsteps”, and “Aunt Harriet and Her Legacy Today”.

The podcast launched on August 2, with new episodes to follow every Tuesday. It is available on most podcast platforms.

The podcast is part of the county tourist board‘s ongoing efforts to educate visitors to Auburn that Tubman chose to call it home as a free woman.

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“She was an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things,” Michelle Galvin Jones, a descendant of Harriet Tubman, said in a statement.

Executive Director Karen Kuhl adds, “Our goal is to reach a whole new audience and edify them not only to this historic figure, but also to the beauty and unique place that is New York’s Finger Lakes. .

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