Updated 03/11/2013 08:31 AM
Ceremony honors Harriet Tubman on the 100th anniversary of her death
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AUBURN, N.Y. -- It has been 100 years since Harriet Tubman's death and to honor her memory, dozens gathered in her hometown of Auburn Sunday night.
Each year the anniversary of Tubman's death is observed instead of her birthday. That's because she was born a slave, so she never knew her exact birthday.
Sunday evening community members, activists and parishioners packed the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church for a service in her honor. Organizers say the goal is not only remember Tubman, but to inspire others to follow in her foot steps.
"One hundred years later it is important that we lift up Harriet, her legacy, but more importantly that we use this to propel ourselves forward to continue to move forward with her core values of community service," said Harriet Tubman Home President Karen Hill.
The Harriet Tubman Home is holding events honoring her legacy all year long.
Visit harriethouse.org for more information.