harriet_tubman_4.jpgAUBURN, N.Y. (AP) – The central New York community where abolitionist Harriet Tubman is buried is hosting a weekend of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of her death.

The Citizen of Auburn (http://bit.ly/XXt4rp) reports that the festivities kicked off Friday night with a musical performance at the Booker T. Washington Center and continued through Sunday evening.

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped as an adult and made her way north to Philadelphia.

During the decade before the Civil War, she helped scores of slaves make their way to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

She spent the last decades of her life in Auburn, where she died on March 10, 1913 and was buried in the city's Fort Hill Cemetery.

This weekend's events include a wreath-laying ceremony at Tubman's grave Saturday morning.


*Pictured above is Harriett Tubman.