In Auburn, visit the home of Harriet Tubman, a former slave herself, who personally conducted over 300 people to freedom via the Underground Railroad, earning her the title "Moses of her People." More Underground Railroad connections can be made at the Seward House also in Auburn.
Visit the New York History Net website for information on the Underground Railroad
A contemporary of Harriet's, Frederick Douglass (believed to be the first African-American in the U.S. to be honored with a statue), is recognized at several sites in Rochester and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester.