Rochester celebrated the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman with Underground Railroad experience

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dozens of Rochesterians went back in time on Saturday to experience the Underground Railroad. It’s part of a series of events celebrating the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman.

The event was held on Saturday at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Participants followed a conductor to freedom. They hid from bounty hunters in safe houses and followed the Genesee River to Canada. 

“The community, people in the church, people in other churches and houses of worship ,wanted to experience it again. Especially in light of where we are, our community and in our country,” said Reverend Dr. Rickey Harvey, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Rochester is one of many cities celebrating the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman as the statue makes its way across the country. The statue will remain in Rochester through the end of the month.