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Activist wants Harriet Tubman statue at Md. State House (access required)

ANNAPOLIS— A student activist is calling for a statue of Harriet Tubman to be added to the grounds of the Maryland State House. The Washington Post reports that University of Maryland student Colin Byrd thinks his push for the Tubman ...

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N.Y. official: Get Tubman’s home right (access required)

(AP) As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a measure to create national parks honoring abolitionist Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in upstate New York, one public official wants to set the record straight on where Tubman’s ...

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Senate OKs bill honoring Harriet Tubman (access required)

The U.S. Senate has approved a bill creating two national historical parks, one in Maryland, the other in New York, to honor Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to become a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, rescuing escaped slaves during the Civil War era.

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Salazar visits Maryland to mark Tubman monument

CAMBRIDGE — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited Maryland’s Eastern Shore to mark the designation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument. Salazar spoke Wednesday at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Center in Cambridge, which is part of the new ...

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Underground Railroad in Md. one of five new national monuments

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has designated five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. Vice President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Obama Monday in the Oval Office as he signed ...

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D.C. wax museum adds Harriet Tubman to collection

WASHINGTON — Descendants of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman have unveiled a wax statue of the woman who led hundreds of slaves to freedom at The President’s Gallery by Madame Tussauds in Washington. Tubman’s great-great-great-grand-nephew Charles E.T. Ross and Tubman’s great-great-grand-niece ...

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