The Harriet Tubman Boosters are raising money to install this beautiful mural in Auburn, NY portraying Tubman's life from the Civil War through her 54 years living and working in Auburn. We know that Harriet Tubman was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, but it's important that people learn about the rest of her life. She made many more contributions, including serving as a nurse, scout and spy during the Civil War, establishing the Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes, and speaking on behalf of Women's Suffrage.
The mural design, “Harriet Tubman: Her Life in Freedom,” uses the power of art to both educate and inspire by sharing the full depth of Tubman’s amazing life story in a single image. A plaque will accompany the mural. This plaque will link to a website that expounds upon the many aspects of her rich legacy that are overshadowed by her legendary work on the Underground Railroad.
The cost to create and install the mural is approximately $40,000. Donations so far have reached almost $24,000 and we are in the process of applying for several community grants. Like Tubman, we will "keep going" until our goal is reached!
Our Trailblazer Mural Donors--the 35 donors who have already contributed $100 or more--are receiving a 1st Edition signed and numbered 8x10 print of the mural artwork. Thanks to the generosity of artist Arthur Hutchinson and The Jacob’s Press (Auburn, NY), a 2nd and Final print run of one hundred signed and numbered 8x10 prints will be given to the next one hundred people who contribute $100 or more to the mural fund.
Whether you donate $20 (where we hope to see Tubman's face in the future) or $2,000, or anything in between, every donation will make a difference!
The mural artist, Arthur Hutchinson, was born and raised by Jamaican parents in Auburn, New York. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he received a bachelor's degree in architecture. After working as an architect for over 10 years, he left his job to pursue his dream of being an artist. He returned to his hometown to share what he learned and inspire others to follow dreams of their own.