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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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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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Indy offers fans big attractions, compact space

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis won’t ever be mistaken for Miami’s South Beach or New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, but visitors headed to the Circle City for the Super Bowl will find plenty of attractions, great restaurants and interesting taverns — not to ...

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Underground railroad visitor center gets $8.5M in federal funding

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday announced the state has received an $8.5 million federal grant to build the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Dorchester County, the final grant needed to create the $21 million project. Construction ...

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