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Ribbon Cutting at the Harriet Tubman Museum

Yesterday was the official ribbon cutting and tour of the Harriet Tubman Museum in celebration of Emancipation Day. Governor Phil Murphy was present for the ceremony.

Tubman worked in Cape May during the 1850s, earning money so she could bring people to freedom. The Harriet Tubman Museum of Cape May is located at 632 Lafayette Street. You can donate at on their website or through the museum’s Facebook page.

Emancipation Day Ribbon Cutting video courtesy of the Harriet Tubman Museum
Harriet Tubman “at midlife. She is seated, turned toward the left. One hand rests on the back of a wooden chair, another rests in her lap.” | Photo credit: Benjamin F. Powelson, 1823-1885, photographer (via LOC.gov)