The original Harriet Tubman House, located on Holyoke Street in the South End, was a settlement house for African American women moving to Boston from the South to seek better opportunities for themselves and their families. Harriet Tubman was the Honorary President of the organization, which provided women with shelter, skills training, and a supportive community as they adjusted to their new environment.
We honor Harriet Tubman by working to disrupt the cycle of poverty and by providing an opportunity for our most generous supporters to join a giving circle dedicated to her legacy. Membership in the Harriet Tubman Society is open to individuals who donate $1,000 or more each year. You can see the full list of our current members below.*
Harriet Tubman’s legacy is about advancing opportunity and addressing inequality. She has shown us that one woman, driven by her values and vision, has the power to forever change the world.