U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made it possible for Harriet Tubman’s Auburn, NY home to be turned into a national park. On Friday, Lynch signed a general agreement that will allow for the transfer of land to the National Park Service.
According to the Associated Press, the next step in the process is to have the agreement signed by the current owners of the land and then go to the state attorney general’s office for review.
Tubman’s home in Auburn was called the Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes. She built the home to enjoy and rest in her older years while helping others.
According to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, if approved, the land could be a national park by the end of the year.