A Philadelphia man celebrated Harriet Tubman’s 2 hundredth birthday by strolling over 400 miles alongside the Underground Railroad, Individuals stories.
On Saturday (September 10), 61-year-old Kenneth Johnston accomplished his stroll from New York to Canada in honor of the abolitionist — a journey he started in July.
On the finish of his over 400-mile stroll, Johnston landed on the Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, which Tubman attended from 1851 to 1861, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I’ve a lot respect for Harriet Tubman and simply how far and the way a lot of herself she gave to rescue so many individuals over 800 miles from Maryland’s Jap Shore,” Johnston instructed the outlet.
Throughout his New York to Canada journey, Johnston stopped at a number of websites which are identified for his or her connection to the Underground Railroad, in accordance with stories.
The primary cease on Johnston’s stroll was the Harriet Tubman Memorial in Harlem. Final month, the 61-year-old stopped on the grave of Fredrick Douglas positioned in Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery.
Johnston stated certainly one of his favourite moments of the stroll was assembly Tubman’s great-great grandniece, Judith Bryant.
“It helped me connect with Harriet Tubman much more in her life by assembly her descendants,” Johnston stated.
The “strolling artist” stated he’s proud to have walked the identical path that Tubman and others trekked throughout their quest for freedom.
“It’s actually thrilling to make the whole journey she traveled,” he stated.
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