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Section of Schenectady's Hulett Street renamed for Harriet Tubman

The Rev. Ruby Smith of the Duryee Memorial AME Zion Church in Schenectady reads a proclamation Saturday afternoon renaming a section of Hulett Street Harriet Tubman Way.
The Rev. Ruby Smith of the Duryee Memorial AME Zion Church in Schenectady reads a proclamation Saturday afternoon renaming a section of Hulett Street Harriet Tubman Way.
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The details of Harriet Tubman’s visit to Schenectady may never come to light, but her exploits here in 1860 will forever be a part of the city’s history. That was made certain Saturday afternoon outside the Duryee Memorial AME Zion Church, when Hulett Street between Albany and Hamilton streets was renamed Harriet Tubman Way. A former slave who became famous for her work on the Underground Railroad, Tubman died in 1913 in her early 90s ...

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