- Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman’s upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.

The Citizen newspaper in Auburn, New York, reports (https://bit.ly/1SBQm4O ) that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a general agreement Friday that allows the transfer of land to the National Park Service.

New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand hailed the signing of the agreement, which came two days after the U.S. Treasury announced Tubman would be on the $20 bill.

The agreement must be signed by the current owners of the land and go to the New York state attorney general’s office for review.

Schumer said the park could open by the end of the year.


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