Harriet Tubman Foundation Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Buy Newly Discovered Photo
A new crowdfunding effort hopes to #BringHarrietHome.
On Tuesday (March 7), the Harriet Tubman Home launched an online campaign, aimed at raising $25,000 to help buy a newly discovered photo of Tubman, which goes up for sale later this month.
The photo, believed to have been taken when Tubman was in her ’40s, is expected to fetch between $25,000-$30,000.
“By helping us raise the money needed to bid on this photo and bring Harriet home, know that we are collectively aligning ourselves with the work of Tubman herself,” reads a statement on the crowd funding site Women You Should Fund. “When we bring Harriet home through your generosity we are all answering the call of freedom.”
the 32-acre national historical site in Auburn, New York, boasts more than 60,000 artifacts dedicated to Tubman’s legacy, and has been surviving off “minimal donations.”
Tubman’s photo will be sold by New York City’s auction house, Swann Galleries, on March 30.